Nigel Bowen

Nigel Bowen

Despite having several university degrees, Nigel Bowen has spent the last decade writing for men’s magazines and is currently Chief Subeditor of GQ Australia. A gloomy Generation Xer deeply aggrieved by the chokehold the baby boomers have maintained on the levers of power for the last four decades, he nonetheless can’t kick his shameful fascination with the Fifties and Sixties. He interviewed Matthew Weiner, the genius behind Mad Men, for the latest issue of GQ.   

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Life will be Swede when I pen my allegorical bestseller

Life will be Swede when I pen my allegorical bestseller

19 Aug 11 It’s every hack journo’s secret fantasy to pen a novel. Given that it can only be a matter of months…... Read more

Is the pick-up movement men’s answer to feminism?

Is the pick-up movement men’s answer to feminism?

26 Jul 11 Ever since second-wave feminism kicked off four decades ago, people have been wondering if an equivalent movement for men would…... Read more

Warmist or denier, ye shall pay for your beliefs

Warmist or denier, ye shall pay for your beliefs

18 Jul 11 The most interesting thing I’ve read all year about the climate-change debate is a book that has nothing directly to…... Read more

Boganville and Hipstertown aren’t so far apart

Boganville and Hipstertown aren’t so far apart

24 Jun 11 A year ago, my wife and I underwent a hipster-to-bogan metamorphosis. Faced with the choice of (a) continuing to service…... Read more

Slaves to the dumbocracy, and getting dumber

Slaves to the dumbocracy, and getting dumber

17 Jun 11 A quarter of a century ago, American academic Neil Postman released a book called Amusing Ourselves to Death, which argued…... Read more

It’s the Return of the Battle of the Sexes

It’s the Return of the Battle of the Sexes

03 Jun 11 For those of certain age (that is, old enough to have spent any time on a university campus between the…... Read more

Welcome to Gattaca: What’s in your genes?

Welcome to Gattaca: What’s in your genes?

30 May 11 There are a few things I’d like to share. I’m at greater than normal risk of developing Crohn’s disease, Tourette…... Read more

Is it time the latte-sippers left the bogans’ party?

Is it time the latte-sippers left the bogans’ party?

07 Apr 11 There has been much bipartisan rejoicing, about the Greens inability to win seats in their latte-belt stomping ground. The glee…... Read more

Was Siimon the original Gen Yer?

Was Siimon the original Gen Yer?

04 Feb 11 For the last quarter of a century, it’s been something of a national pastime to bag ad man Siimon Reynolds…... Read more

I, for one, welcome our new bogan overlords

I, for one, welcome our new bogan overlords

01 Dec 10 Come Christmas Day, many members of the book-reading class are likely to wake up to find a copy of Things…... Read more

Slim pickings for libertarians

Slim pickings for libertarians

20 Aug 10 Whoever loses tomorrow, one thing is certain – this election will not be a victory for any major political party’s…... Read more

The Left shouldn’t have ditched the Hitch

The Left shouldn’t have ditched the Hitch

11 Aug 10 Christopher Hitchens is dying. That the 61-year-old’s body has finally given out after four decades of heavy smoking and drinking…... Read more

An open letter to Sex and the City creator Darren Star

An open letter to Sex and the City creator Darren Star

04 Jun 10 We’re the first to admit we heterosexual blokes haven’t always treated you, our fabulous homosexual brothers, with the respect and…... Read more

Conroy’s filter has nothing on the next technology scare

Conroy’s filter has nothing on the next technology scare

18 May 10 I’ve got two words for those working themselves into supernovas of incandescent cyber rage over Conroy’s internet filtering scheme: The…... Read more

Swingers (not the voting kind) need to leave the closet

Swingers (not the voting kind) need to leave the closet

30 Mar 10 For a subculture obsessed with “absolute discretion”, Australia’s swingers haven’t had much luck in flying under the radar recently. In…... Read more

Where are all the angry white mad men?

Where are all the angry white mad men?

04 Feb 10 It’s a show that deals with the most ideologically contested decade in living memory, but neither the Left nor Right…... Read more

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