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Bender’s choice

Tasmanian salmon, from farm to court

The Monthly — October 2017

The Latest

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Today

Craving silence

How much do Turnbull and Shorten really want to talk about climate?

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Culture

Another summer’s night

The intangible beauty of The Clientele’s ‘Music for the Age of Miracles’

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Culture

The art of the hustle in the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’

The lo-fi New Yorkers take on a Robert Pattinson–starring genre thriller

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Politics

Names have been suppressed

Attempts to encourage censorship and deliberate amnesia seldom work

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Culture

Painting the picture

Audio describers bring theatre to life for the vision impaired

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Culture

The treasures and pleasures of bibliophiles in ‘The Library’

Stuart Kells celebrates book collections real and imagined, tangible and intangible


The Monthly — October 2017

The Nation Reviewed

What should we do with Captain Cook?

The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures

On a mission

Reviving a century of Indigenous music through the Mission Songs Project

The world sneaks in

Take a walk through the TarraWarra Museum of Art’s International exhibition

Painting the picture

Audio describers bring theatre to life for the vision impaired

Snapshots from the abyss

Meet Australia’s creatures of the deep


The Monthly — October 2017

The Monthly Essays

This is not an opera house

Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point

C’mon, we’re being fun

‘Get Krack!n’s Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney are not pussyfooting around

Bender’s choice

Tasmanian salmon, from farm to court


An insider’s outside view

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The Monthly — October 2017

VOX

Lucky Luke

The Darwin poet whose muse is a dialysis machine


The Monthly — October 2017

The Medicine

The eyes have it

How is it possible for an emotion to be expressed in an eyeball?


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Arts & Letters

The ghost of creativity spurned

Richard Flanagan explores a different kind of darkness in ‘First Person’

Break it down

Taylor Mac takes on ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’

Magnetic opus

Stephin Merritt brings his ‘50 Song Memoir’ to the Melbourne Festival

Small moments

Jennifer Egan’s dynamic new novel, ‘Manhattan Beach’, will reward all readers

Usurped by chaos

A creative’s mea culpa? An allegory for environmental devastation? Either way, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ is an exhausting film.

Another summer’s night

The intangible beauty of The Clientele’s ‘Music for the Age of Miracles’


Noted

‘The Choke’ by Sofie Laguna

Allen & Unwin; $32.99
By Helen Elliott

‘The Burning Girl’ by Claire Messud

Fleet; $27.99
By Stephanie Bishop

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