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Losing the plot: the American midterms

Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail


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Religious unfreedom

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Discrimination is in the eye of the beholder

Shaping the senseless with stories: Beatriz Bracher’s ‘I Didn’t Talk’

Culture

An unreliable narrator reckons with the lasting impact of Brazil’s military regime

Fair judgement without surrender: Chloe Hooper’s ‘The Arsonist’

Culture

The author of ‘The Tall Man’ tries to understand the motivations of a Black Saturday firebug

Performing philosophy: ‘La Passion de Simone’ at the Sydney Festival

Culture

The creatives behind this Sydney Chamber Opera production on the extreme empathy of Simone Weil

Female fandom and Jessica Leski’s ‘I Used to be Normal’

Culture

They’ve been dismissed and patronised, but Beatlemaniacs, Directioners and other fangirls are very self-aware about their boy band ‘affliction’

Activists of a certain age

Politics

Meet the septuagenarian fronting a new generation of protesters


TIRED of WINNING

American Dispatches by Richard Cooke


American politics and society has rarely, if ever, been as tumultuous as it is today.


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The Nation Reviewed

The Liberal Party: a rolling fiasco

The government’s suite of half-formed ideas work for no one

Saving Ningaloo again

Western Australia’s World Heritage site isn’t as protected as you’d expect

A Norfolk Island mutiny

Australia’s remote territory is agitating for autonomy

Activists of a certain age

Meet the septuagenarian fronting a new generation of protesters


The Monthly Essays

Losing the plot: the American midterms

Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail

Rebellion in Dutton country

Labor, the Greens and GetUp are preparing for battle in the Queensland electorate of Dickson

The retrial of David Eastman

AFP officer Colin Winchester was gunned down 30 years ago, and yet another twist in the case only just played out

At the edge of comprehension

In Central Australia, the Anangu people and Western health professionals are working towards a common language


VOX

Notes from a strip club

Work as a stripper wasn’t quite what this newcomer imagined

Revisiting the kids of Angeles City

Three years on, how are the Filipino children of Australian sex tourists faring?


Arts & Letters

Les Murray’s magisterial ‘Collected Poems’

How to approach a 736-page collection by Australia’s greatest poet?

Fair judgement without surrender: Chloe Hooper’s ‘The Arsonist’

The author of ‘The Tall Man’ tries to understand the motivations of a Black Saturday firebug

Pawel Pawlikowski’s perfectly formed ‘Cold War’

Not a moment is wasted in what could be the Polish director’s masterpiece

Female fandom and Jessica Leski’s ‘I Used to be Normal’

They’ve been dismissed and patronised, but Beatlemaniacs, Directioners and other fangirls are very self-aware about their boy band ‘affliction’



Noted

‘Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales From Matisse to Malevich: a considered snapshot of adventurous Russian collecting By Julie Ewington

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ directed by Joel and Ethan Coen For their Netflix debut, the Coen brothers return to the Western By Craig Mathieson


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