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The man in the mask Kanye West, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, 13 September 2014 Anwyn Crawford
Tuesday, 16th September 2014
A man stands alone on stage, illuminated by a shaft of brilliant white light. In front of him is a plinth, and displayed atop the plinth like a sacred relic...
 
 
A rightful place Race, recognition and a more complete Commonwealth Noel Pearson
Tuesday, 16th September 2014
Had Galarrwuy Yunupingu and his dilak elders been present at the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, there might have been a scene like this: ...
 
 
A few good men "Felony" and "Locke" in review Anwyn Crawford
Thursday, 11th September 2014
Another year, another Australian crime drama. From The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the first feature-length film ever made, through to contemporary...
 
 
The 30 most "Onion"-like headlines of the Abbott government’s first year Letting their gaffe flag fly Evan Williams
Friday, 5th September 2014
Say what you will about the Abbott government, but for only one year in office it sure created a lot of Onion-like headlines. ...
 
 
Hamid Kehazaei and the whispering in our hearts Michaela McGuire
Thursday, 4th September 2014
What is saddest about the brain death of 24-year-old Iranian man Hamid Kehazaei is what could have saved him: a pair of shoes, or some basic medical...
 
 
After the war Remembering Richard Krygier, the Cold War and 'Quadrant' Martin Krygier
Thursday, 4th September 2014
The Cold War was a foreign import. Its origins and central battlegrounds were elsewhere. It was only here because it was everywhere. Yet I have long had...
 
 
Editor’s Note September 2014 Nick Feik
Monday, 1st September 2014
In September, the Abbott government will celebrate its first birthday. Perhaps “celebrate” isn’t the right word. Most government MPs would give quiet thanks...
 
 
Don't cut Jihadi bludgers' dole An exegesis on unintended consequences Mat Keneally
Friday, 29th August 2014
This month Tony Abbott squibbed the greatest moral challenge of his age and shelved plans to amend the Racial Discrimination Act. ...
 
 
Growing pains: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' reviewed Anwyn Crawford
Friday, 29th August 2014
Cinema is an art form uniquely bound up with the qualities of time: time’s duration, time’s passing, time’s continuities and its elisions. There is the time...
 
 
Kevin Andrews, Natural Family Man of the Year The best and worst of the Minister for Social Services Michaela McGuire
Friday, 29th August 2014
Kevin Andrews, minister for social services in Tony Abbott's Coalition government, was to be named Natural Family Man of the Year at this weekend's World...
 
 

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