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A fraction of the Hole: Courtney Love, Festival Hall, Melbourne, 16/8/14 Anwyn Crawford
Thursday, 21st August 2014
I never thought that watching Courtney Love would be boring. The woman is a born agitator, and one of the most divisive figures that rock ’n’ roll has ever...
 
 
Compassion fatigue The dilemma of human rights awareness André Dao
Wednesday, 20th August 2014
A year ago last Thursday, at least 817 people – the vast majority of them unarmed – were “systematically and deliberately” killed by Egyptian security forces...
 
 
Beyond the pale On Meredith and Golden Plains' No Dickhead Policy Michaela McGuire
Friday, 15th August 2014
A few years ago, in late December, I was standing on a dairy farm’s sunny hillside a few hours’ drive outside of Melbourne, watching a man try to drink beer...
 
 
Walled in A review of Clio Barnard's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" Anwyn Crawford
Thursday, 14th August 2014
“The poor children had nowhere to play,” reads The Selfish Giant, Oscar Wilde’s 1888 fairytale. After the titular giant has built a high wall around his...
 
 
An open letter to Senators Brandis and Abetz A heartfelt plea from two political comedians Toby Halligan and Mat Keneally
Tuesday, 12th August 2014
To the Honourable George Brandis and Eric Abetz, ...
 
 
Vale Pierre Ryckmans (Simon Leys) The Monthly
Monday, 11th August 2014
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pierre Ryckmans. ...
 
 
Blackfellas' Point: One decade later Mark McKenna
Tuesday, 5th August 2014
It is now more than twenty years since I first saw the land that I would later come to know as ‘Blackfellas’ Point’. What began as a retreat from Sydney – a...
 
 
Education and its discontents Russell Marks
Friday, 1st August 2014
Recently The Monthly published online a collection of excerpts from real history essays by undergraduate university students. ‘A Rich History of...
 
 
Crying high Michaela McGuire
Friday, 1st August 2014
For the past couple of years, I’ve been steadily racking up frequent flyer points, jetting around Australia and the world to host literary salons. I’ve...
 
 
Editor’s Note August 2014 Nick Feik
Friday, 1st August 2014
Malcolm Knox’s essay this month explores an issue that affects almost every Australian: the unchecked power of the country’s two biggest supermarket chains....
 
 

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