Almanac Boxing: Why does society put up with the brutal sport of boxing?

Jan Courtin has little to no time for boxing, a ‘so-called sport’ that she believes should be banned. She asks what do fans (and society) see in this sport where ‘prolonged and repeated brutal behaviour by one person upon another’ is encouraged?

Almanac music: alone in a Las Vegas honeymoon suite

In 1996 Alan Attwood found himself alone in a Las Vegas honeymoon suite, writing up stories about Kerry Packer’s gambling and Mike Tyson’s demolition of Frank Bruno.