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The new era

Ready or not, China is here


The Monthly — December 2017 – January 2018

The Latest

Fire man Sam

Politics

Dastyari’s China-related missteps have been a gift for Turnbull – one that the PM hopes will keep on giving

Arresting time

Culture

Gerhard Richter’s GOMA exhibition finds beauty in banality, meaning in the arbitrary

Remember this moment

Today

The frustrations of this week will fade, but the change to our laws will last

Peter Wohlleben’s ‘The Inner Life of Animals’: animals have feelings too

Culture

The author of ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ argues that animals experience emotions like we do

Anthony Bourdain, the anti-foodie foodie

Culture

The so-called bad-boy celebrity chef has always offered a smarter take – and now we’re beginning to notice

Straight outta Narrandera

Culture

Victoria Lee takes on the Victoria’s Secret runway


The Monthly — December 2017 – January 2018

The Nation Reviewed

We are all diminished

Australian politics is full of contradictions, double standards and gaping voids

The unflappable Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist talks energy alternatives and trying to elevate the narrative

Straight outta Narrandera

Victoria Lee takes on the Victoria’s Secret runway

Home truths

Ah Gong and Ah Mah move into a culturally diverse aged-care facility

The new Grotesque

How the Monthly changed its typeface


The Monthly — December 2017 – January 2018

The Monthly Essays

Betrayal

The Turnbull government has burned the bridge of bipartisanship

Once upon a time in the West

Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?

The new era

Ready or not, China is here

When the politics got personal

Gillian Triggs’ culture shock


The Monthly — December 2017 – January 2018

VOX

On the road to Gundagai

An unexpected stop prompts the question: Just what is the deal with the Dog on the Tuckerbox?

Owl

The Medicine

Some days

Some days, nothing comes easy

Medicine

The Monthly — December 2017 – January 2018

Arts & Letters

Unfinished business

Can a young wartime couple pick up where they left off?

Arresting time

Gerhard Richter’s GOMA exhibition finds beauty in banality, meaning in the arbitrary

The ringmaster steps into the spotlight

Michael Gracey makes his directorial debut with the Hugh Jackman–starring ‘The Greatest Showman’

A space of one’s own

Histories personal and national inform Helen Johnson’s large-scale canvasses

The possible future

Björk moves towards renewal on ‘Utopia’

The perfection of youth

Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a passionate, positive tale of first love



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