Royce Kurmelovs

crime

Things I've Learned About Homegrown Terrorism by Following the Alt-Right

In 2015 I started reporting from Reclaim Australia rallies. That movement has now reached a tragic culmination in New Zealand.
Royce Kurmelovs
3.22.19
Blackkklansman

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
7.25.18
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Did a Japanese Cult Detonate a Nuclear Bomb in the Australian Desert?

We get to the bottom of what Aum Shinrikyo was and wasn't doing in Western Australia.
Royce Kurmelovs
9.28.17
same-sex marriage

Boycotting the Plebiscite Isn't Protesting: it's Voting 'No'

Why a non-vote plays into the hands of people you dislike.
Royce Kurmelovs
8.15.17
Stuff

The 'Modern' Miss World Competition Is Still Boring and Sexist

No matter how much Miss World adapts by stripping out the overt sexism, it cannot escape the fact that a beauty pageant in essence is an elaborate fuckability contest.
Royce Kurmelovs
4.18.16
Stuff

What We Learned About Australia in 2015

Mostly Australia lived up to its global reputation as the world's largest trailer park.
Royce Kurmelovs
12.30.15
Stuff

Life Lessons from a Cynical Pawnbroker

"Every now and then you need to tell people to fuck off."
Royce Kurmelovs
12.7.15
News

Perth's Anti-Islam Protest Was Really Weird

A Muslim woman named Rahila Haidary confronted the demonstrators in Western Australia about their beliefs and one of the leaders of the anti-Islam rally signed a woman's cleavage.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.23.15
Stuff

Cave Diving in the Nullarbor Is Like Floating in Space

How a rogue community of divers mapped thousands of water-filled caves in the Australian desert.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.18.15
Stuff

A Look at Indonesian President Joko Widodo's Efforts to Stamp Out Corruption

He went into office promising to modernize Indonesia. How has he fared in his first 15 months?
Royce Kurmelovs
11.13.15
Stuff

Meth Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Anti-drug campaigns make meth bugs look like the benchmark for addiction, but the truth is that you don't need meth to see them, and some meth addicts never do.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.27.15
Travel

Visiting Australia's Oldest Mosque in an Isolated Outback Town

The story of how Afghan cameleers helped settle rural Australia in the 19th century.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.13.15
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