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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" Anwen 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....
 
 
Motion pictures Cycling through cinema Anwen Crawford
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Mere seconds into the history of cinema a bicycle makes its debut appearance, in the Lumière brothers’ La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon (Workers Leaving...
 
 
If you gotta know, you're never going to ask John Maloney
Wednesday, 30th July 2014
A recent article in the New Statesman, by an avowedly privileged white guy decrying white male privilege, featured the following stretch of earnest chest...
 
 

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