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The desertification of Australian culture

How the diminishing government support for the arts is taking its toll


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The NBN-ding story

Today

New developments in the interminable debate over broadband in Australia

‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood

Culture

The Stella Prize–winner returns with a stylish character study of women surprised by age

Tasteful sexuality

Society

An oral history of the Warwick & Joanne Capper ‘Penthouse’ shoot

Rhetoric vs reality

Today

The government has no agenda for addressing the worsening economy

Clang, clang, clang: ‘Judy’

Culture

The Judy Garland biopic confuses humiliation for homage

Rising tide

Society

Dealing with sea-level rise when private property is at stake




The Monthly Essays

A man who hates women

The killing of Eurydice Dixon and the sentencing of Jaymes Todd

The desertification of Australian culture

How the diminishing government support for the arts is taking its toll

Rising tide

Dealing with sea-level rise when private property is at stake


The Nation Reviewed

No time for the meek

Keeping faith with the Uluru reforms

Seven monuments to Coranderrk

The art project marking the boundaries of the Yarra Valley’s historic Aboriginal station

Broome’s bushman astronomer

Greg Quicke’s mission to help people understand the stars

A traditional landscape

The UAE hosts a rare public exhibition for the colossal native title painting ‘Ngurrara Canvas II’


Vox

Tasteful sexuality

An oral history of the Warwick & Joanne Capper ‘Penthouse’ shoot

Owl

Arts & Letters

The Monthly Awards 2019

Highlights of the year in Australian arts and culture

Patricia Cornelius: No going gently

‘Anthem’ marks the return of the Australian playwright’s working-class theatre

‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’

Margaret Simons’ biography of one of the country’s most admired politicians

Len Lawson: Australia’s most infamous comic artist

The tragic story of the creator of the Lone Avenger

No one’s laughing now: Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

A gripping psychological study of psychosis offers a surprising change of pace in the superhero genre



Noted

‘Act of Grace’ by Anna Krien The journalist’s propulsive debut novel tackles the aftermath of the Iraq War By Sarah Holland-Batt

‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood The Stella Prize–winner returns with a stylish character study of women surprised by age By Helen Elliott


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