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His and hers

Today

The accuser and the accused face vastly different treatment

The moral deadening

Politics

On the effects of Morrison’s shabby theatre and calculated evasions

Holding true: ‘The Truth Has Changed’

Culture

The ‘Gasland’ creator’s latest documentary explores misinformation

The artist formerly known as bin Laden

Society

Conversations with Omar bin Laden about art, cowboys and growing up the son of the world’s most notorious terrorist

Strong convictions

Society

Are the criminal courts always the best places for victims to seek justice?

Voice at a crossroads

Politics

Constitutional protection is essential if the voice to parliament is to be a meaningful change


Red alert

After the chaos of Trump’s loss and the Capitol Hill riot, the Republican Party is at war with itself, and the warning signs for America are loud and clear


The Monthly Essays

The bin fire of the humanities

Casualisation and relentless cost-cutting have destroyed the credibility of Australian universities

Red alert

After the chaos of Trump’s loss and the Capitol Hill riot, the Republican Party is at war with itself, and the warning signs for America are loud and clear

The changing climate of risk

Financial institutions, investment funds and governments are being held to account over the costs of climate change




The Nation Reviewed

Voice at a crossroads

Constitutional protection is essential if the voice to parliament is to be a meaningful change

Koori hearings

The Marram-Ngala Ganbu program is transforming the experience of Indigenous families in court

A more enlightened deathmatch

Deathmatch Downunder is making wrestling progressive, accessible and inclusive

Pack mentality

The ‘dog philosopher-king’ who teaches the owners rather than training the pets


Vox

The artist formerly known as bin Laden

Conversations with Omar bin Laden about art, cowboys and growing up the son of the world’s most notorious terrorist

Owl

Arts & Letters

The composition of emotion: Rose Riebl

The pianist and contemporary classical composer bringing a virtuosic touch to minimalism

Pride and prejudice: ‘It’s a Sin’

‘Years and Years’ creator Russell T. Davies turns his attention to the despair, anger and protective humour of the gay community in HIV/AIDS-era Britain

Drawn to the drift: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’

The award-winning film about America’s itinerants steers away from the darker stories of the working poor

Listening to country: ‘Fractures & Frequencies’ and ‘Infractions’

Elegiac installations from Megan Cope and Rachel O’Reilly at UNSW Galleries call for an understanding of the land as a living entity under threat



Noted

‘The Committed’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen The philosophical thriller sequel to ‘The Sympathizer’ sends its Vietnamese protagonists to the Paris underworld By Helen Elliott

‘For the first time’ by Black Country, New Road The debut from the latest British Art School Band delivers perfect pop with arch lyrics that owe a debt to Jarvis Cocker By Anwen Crawford


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