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Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

Was ‘Australia’s James Bond’ working for the KGB? Or ASIO? Or both?


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Guthrie gone

Today

The ABC’s future will now be a front-and-centre election issue

Feeding the Muppets

Politics

What does the Morrison government have to offer in terms of serious policy?

Islam on the inside

Society

Queensland’s first Muslim prison chaplain has first-hand experience of the system

Paul Feig’s sophisticated ‘A Simple Favour’

Culture

This camp study of sociopathy is far from simple

‘John Mawurndjul: I Am the Old and the New’ at the MCA, Sydney

Culture

The celebrated bark painter’s ethos guides this retrospective exhibition

In The Big House

Tired of Winning

The quintessential American cultural experience is still college football


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

Labor’s great big new tax plan

Bill Shorten wants to reframe how we tackle the budget

Islam on the inside

Queensland’s first Muslim prison chaplain has first-hand experience of the system

The return of the Moree Boomerangs

The First on the Ladder arts project is turning things around for a rugby club and the local kids

Filling a big hole in the property market

The old Cave Hill quarry in Melbourne will be home to thousands


The Monthly Essays

Can David Sinclair cure old age?

The Australian geneticist believes ageing is a disease we can treat

The AFL’s concussion problem

Is the league running interference on the damage concussion can cause?

Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

Was ‘Australia’s James Bond’ working for the KGB? Or ASIO? Or both?


The Courts

Courtroom drama, Broadmeadows style

The hopeful and the hapless flow through a magistrates’ court

Courts

Arts & Letters

Leonard Bernstein: show tunes and symphonies

Centenary celebrations highlight the composer’s broad ambitions and appeal

The hermitic world of Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’

The ‘Winter’s Bone’ director takes her exploration of family ties off the grid

Low’s ‘Double Negative’: studies in slow transformation

Twelve albums in, the Minnesota three-piece can still surprise in their unique way



Noted

‘One Hundred Years of Dirt’ by Rick Morton A social affairs reporter turns the pen on himself By Helen Elliott

‘John Mawurndjul: I Am the Old and the New’ at the MCA, Sydney The celebrated bark painter’s ethos guides this retrospective exhibition By Julie Ewington


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