Jo Lennan

Writer and Journalist

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Why our activewear is bad for the oceans

In a laboratory last year, an unusual study was carried out.

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Why our activewear is bad for the oceans

In a laboratory last year, an unusual study was carried out.

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Reaching out? Please refrain

We love to hate the phrase "reach out", and yet it is everywhere. It's having a moment in the cultural firmament.... Read more

Still winning

How To Win Friends And Influence People: The title makes it sound like a flatterer's handbook.
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Hieronymus Bosch: Still weird

Five hundred years ago this August, the Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch died. He never moved far from his home town... Read more

Survivor Diaries

Just over a year ago, I wrote in these pages about being diagnosed with a rare cancer. Now for the good news: I am writing this while alive. In May I had scans that came back clear of the disease.... Read more

One In A Million

It’s a cool day late in spring when I first go in for treatment. Inside the large glass-fronted building, nurses pad up and down in sneakers. Volunteers circulate, offering iPads for distraction, and when they see me they look surprised to see somebody my age.... Read more

Cate Blanchett’s Curtain Call

This month, Sydney Theatre Company premiered “The Present”, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s first and unfinished play, sometimes called “Platonov”... Read more