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A new theory of cancer

After billions spent for little benefit, it’s time to look at the disease in a different way


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The magnificently messy ‘House of Cards’

Culture

The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end

How you are when you leave

Society

This must be how it feels to retire

Accused under privilege

Today

NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong denounces a colleague

The ScoMo Express backfires

Politics

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

APEC comes to PNG

Society

Shipped-in Maseratis and single-use venues are a world away from real life in Port Moresby

A bigger, shinier cage: Julia Holter’s ‘Aviary’

Culture

A classically schooled composer seeks shelter from the cacophony of modern life


TIRED of WINNING

American Dispatches by Richard Cooke


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


Read On

The Nation Reviewed

Free speech has never been ‘free’

The idea that all opinions should be ventilated is misguided

APEC comes to PNG

Shipped-in Maseratis and single-use venues are a world away from real life in Port Moresby

Life in a coroners court

Meet those who speak for the dead to protect the living

Saving Jabiru

What happens when a Northern Territory town reaches its mandated expiry date?


The Monthly Essays

Looking for Scott Morrison

The rise, duck and weave of Australia’s no-fault prime minister

I left the immigration department to speak out

An insider breaks ranks on offshore detention

A new theory of cancer

After billions spent for little benefit, it’s time to look at the disease in a different way


VOX

A woman walks alone at night

On freedom and creativity, limitation and control

Owl

The Courts

How you are when you leave

This must be how it feels to retire

Courts

Arts & Letters

Eddie Perfect goes to Broadway

The Australian composer has two musicals – ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘King Kong’ – opening in New York

A bigger, shinier cage: Julia Holter’s ‘Aviary’

A classically schooled composer seeks shelter from the cacophony of modern life

‘The Old Man and the Gun’ and the outlaw Robert Redford

David Lowery’s new film pays too much tribute to the Sundance Kid



Noted

‘Killing Commendatore’ by Haruki Murakami Art, music and mystery abound in the Japanese author’s latest novel By Helen Elliott

‘American Masters’ at the National Gallery of Australia The best of the US, drawn from Canberra’s own collection By Miriam Cosic


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