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The Side Eye: To Emily, re abortion

Unsure if he's the right person to write about abortion, Toby Morris seeks advice from Spinoff Parents editor and writer Emily Writes. Emily has some strong thoughts.

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The Side Eye: Kings and Commoners

Two Auckland schools went into lockdown recently, so why did one dominate the coverage? The Side Eye looks into the way King's College and Ōtāhuhu College featured in reporting.

The Side Eye: Empty Shelves

Meet Tasia. She's been working full time at the same job for 15 years. She's struggling financially. Why? She's on the minimum wage.

The Side Eye: The ‘War on Men’

Why are gains for women assumed to be losses for men? Why are men so threatened by equality? Toby Morris looks at the so called 'war on men' and finds a lot of insecurity.

The Side Eye: Renting in NZ means always moving out and never moving up

Short unstable leases hurt renters and cost us all. Toby Morris looks into the importance of security of tenure.

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The Side Eye: This is not a table

We all believe weird shit, and that's fine. The problems start when we confuse our perspective with the facts.

The Side Eye: Parties and Bullshit – A Christmas conflict pick-a-path

Christmas is a time for getting together with family. But there's just one problem: he's gonna to say it. You know he's gonna say it. Or she'll say it. So what do you?

The Side Eye: Aussie Aussie Aussie, Shame Shame Shame

It seems our neighbours have something to explain. Toby Morris presents a look at the history of Australian Offshore Immigration Detention, narrated by Australia itself.

The Side Eye: 12-step guide to a perfect non-apology

A 12 step guide to a perfect non-apology, by Toby Morris.

Introducing The Side Eye by Toby Morris

We're hugely excited to announce that artist and writer Toby Morris is the latest addition to team Spinoff. Below, the Pencilsword creator (and one half of op-ed duo Toby & Toby, along with Spinoff veteran Toby Manhire) introduces his new project. But first, editor Duncan Greive welcomes him aboard.