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Back to the future

Today

Will Labor find its spine on the stage-three tax cuts?

Dance dance revolution: ‘Ema’

Culture

Pablo Larrain’s beguiling, difficult film seeks to understand an impenetrable anti-heroine for whom the city is a dancefloor

A load of abalone

Society

The trial of Keith Nye highlights how fisheries laws unfairly target Indigenous people

The era of Xi Jinping

Society

On the China Dream and the guiding ideology of Xi Jinping

Mind over meta: ‘No One Is Talking About This’

Culture

The debut novel from the extremely online Patricia Lockwood considers how the virtual invades the real

How to lose her voice

Society

On testimonial injustice and the ways women are silenced


Ill-informed consent

How piecemeal relationship and sexuality education is failing our schoolchildren


The Monthly Essays

How to lose her voice

On testimonial injustice and the ways women are silenced

From Abbott to Zumbo

A short history of the Coalition’s ‘women problem’

Ill-informed consent

How piecemeal relationship and sexuality education is failing our schoolchildren

Sole of a nation

The untold Aboriginal history of the R.M. Williams boot




The Nation Reviewed

Australia’s number-one law and order issue

Addressing the national scourge of domestic violence

A load of abalone

The trial of Keith Nye highlights how fisheries laws unfairly target Indigenous people

Fish out of mortar

Saving Canowindra’s ancient fish fossils


Vox

The moment of reckoning

Any addressing of parliament’s abuse, misogyny and sexism must also tackle its racism

Owl

Arts & Letters

Mind over meta: ‘No One Is Talking About This’

The debut novel from the extremely online Patricia Lockwood considers how the virtual invades the real

Lodestar: ‘Supernova’

Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth star in Harry Macqueen’s quiet elegy to a loving relationship in its twilight

Always tomorrow: ‘Promises’

Legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders joins electronic musician Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra for a compositionally minimalist album



Noted

‘Second Place’ by Rachel Cusk After her landmark ‘Outline’ trilogy, the author’s latest novel is inspired by a memoir about D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico By Stephanie Bishop

‘Fury’ by Kathryn Heyman With stripped-down eloquence, the Australian novelist delivers a raging memoir about her rape as a teenager By Helen Elliott


In Light of Recent Events

A peek over the cartoonist’s shoulder