Published 6 March 2009 · Main Posts Jon Stewart Rjurik Davidson I really like Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. He manages to combine incisive political commentary with comedy. There was a really good episode a couple of days ago on the media and the financial bailout in the US which you can catch here: http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=220250 But my all-time favourite video is of Stewart on the US debate show called Crossfire. Anyone on the left who has ever had to deal with the right-wing media on TV or radio knows how hard it is to unhinge the whole set-up. Everything is stacked against you (right down to the fact that they can cut your mike if they want) – which is what is so brilliant about Stewart’s performance here. Where most of us might buy into the terms of the show, he just refuses to, and is able to control the terms of the debate from the start (see how he takes control from the first moment and holds on for almost the whole thing). It’s from some years ago, but I could watch it again and again. Check it out: Rjurik Davidson Rjurik Davidson is a writer, editor and speaker. Rjurik’s novel, The Stars Askew was released in 2016. Rjurik is a former associate editor of Overland magazine. He can be found at rjurik.com and tweets as @rjurikdavidson. More by Rjurik Davidson › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202326 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.