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Chasing the miracle of gene therapy

For Megan Donnell’s family, the DNA-altering revolution cannot come soon enough


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Shooters v. Nats

Today

The party of the bush is neither listening nor thinking

The hyperbole machine

Culture

Social media and streaming services are changing what and how we watch

‘Zebra and Other Stories’ by Debra Adelaide

Culture

Difficult-to-grasp characters populate this new collection

The right reverts to form after Christchurch

Politics

Insisting that both sides are to blame does nothing to arrest far-right extremism

Making the private public: ‘The Seventies’ by Michelle Arrow

Culture

This new history traces how the decade’s redefined politics shaped modern Australia

Hell hath no fury: Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Culture

Nicole Kidman confronts in this LA crime thriller


The Nation Reviewed

Trains, pains and Berejiklian

Will a big infrastructure spend help or hinder NSW’s Coalition government this election?

Tuckshop intervention

How did buying lunch in a Northern Territory school get so complicated?

Screen addiction

As more of our lives are lived online, more people aren’t coping

Ben Quilty in bleeding colour

The Australian artist opens up on the eve of a retrospective exhibition


The Monthly Essays

Bill Shorten: between fear and ideas

The Opposition leader talks about the road ahead for Labor

What happened to broadband in Australia?

NBN Co’s former CEO on how the Coalition broke the internet

Chasing the miracle of gene therapy

For Megan Donnell’s family, the DNA-altering revolution cannot come soon enough


Arts & Letters

Rats, heroes and Kevin Rudd’s ‘The PM Years’

This memoir answers some questions about his deposal and return but raises others

Tracking time: Gerald Murnane’s ‘A Season on Earth’

Forty years on, the author’s second novel is reunited with its lost half

A French Western? Jacques Audiard on ‘The Sisters Brothers’

The celebrated director explains how he made a Hollywood staple his own

Clicks, plinks, hoots and thuds: Matmos’s ‘Plastic Anniversary’

The American experimental duo embrace the ‘sounds’ of a ubiquitous material



Noted

‘Zebra and Other Stories’ by Debra Adelaide Difficult-to-grasp characters populate this new collection By Helen Elliott

‘Exploded View’ by Carrie Tiffany This new novel is most striking in how it diverges from its predecessors By Adam Rivett


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