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The case of the bouncy castle bombings

An arson spree and a missing party-hire boss


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Turnbull’s last stand

Today

The Liberals took Australia right to the edge of a constitutional crisis

Dark Mofo 2019: The Dirty Three and Phurpa

Culture

Two bands conjure different degrees of devilishness on a Sunday in Hobart

‘The Essential Duchamp’ at the Art Gallery of NSW

Culture

A comprehensive exhibition of the 20th century’s most influential artist

Vanishing voices

Culture

The cultural damage of homogenising language

At home in the Antarctic

Culture

The screenwriters living with the crew of Mawson station

Flat-earthers

Politics

The Australian’s crusade on free speech in universities




The Monthly Essays

The Morrison election: What we know now

Why did low-income voters turn to the Coalition while wealthy urbanites voted Labor?

Family feud

A firsthand view of the nation’s new political faultlines

The lie of ‘responsible gambling’

Australia’s world-beating gambling addiction and the deception hiding it

The case of the bouncy castle bombings

An arson spree and a missing party-hire boss




The Nation Reviewed

2019 election: The shock of the new normal

Why Morrison’s victory shouldn’t have surprised the major parties

Hate speech isn’t freedom of speech

Australia’s debate over free speech online must go beyond Israel Folau

Aged care in crisis

Stories of neglect and abuse from the royal commission

At home in the Antarctic

The screenwriters living with the crew of Mawson station


Vox

Vanishing voices

The cultural damage of homogenising language

Owl

Arts & Letters

The chthonic realms explored in Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Underland’

Cave systems, mines, urban sewers, mycelial networks, moulins and more

A master’s misstep: Claire Denis’ ‘High Life’

The French auteur chooses a sci-fi film to start over-explaining things

Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink

Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop



Noted

‘Animalia’ by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo The French author delivers a pastoral that turns on human cruelty By Helen Elliott

‘The Essential Duchamp’ at the Art Gallery of NSW A comprehensive exhibition of the 20th century’s most influential artist By Miriam Cosic

‘Assembly’ by Angelica Mesiti at Venice Biennale The democratic ideal is explored in the Australian Pavilion’s video installation By Julie Ewington


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