James Shackell is a very nice freelance writer based in Melbourne. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Net-a-Porter, Canadian Traveller and Melbourne's Good Weekend magazine. You can follow more of his stuff at jamesshackell.com.
About a week ago I read an excellent article by Penelope Blackmore in defense of being a little bit mean. It was excellent for a few reasons, but the main reason was that I disagreed with it profoundly while still finding her very, very convincing.