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Turnbull should be nervous. Source
The Monthly Today
Turnbull should be nervous
Today’s Newspoll was bad, but not fatal
Sean Kelly
A cleansing fire. Image of Jessa Crispin
Arts & Letters / Books

A cleansing fire

Jessa Crispin’s ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’ demands a dismantling of mainstream feminism … and the system itself
Stephanie Bishop
Housing divided. Source

Housing divided

The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
Mungo MacCallum

‘Big Little Lies’ bursts the bubble

Why the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel is not trashy soap but compelling drama
Claire Corbett
Vox

An Aboriginal place

A farming family and Indigenous elders join forces to recognise a special site on private land
Sam Vincent

Howard’s chickens come home to roost

The government's move on 457 visas is proof that John Howard’s short-termism is here to stay
Nick Dyrenfurth

Archives are us

The collected wisdom of Patrick Pound and Brook Andrew at NGV
Quentin Sprague

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  1. The Monthly Today
    Turnbull should be nervous
    Today’s Newspoll was bad, but not fatal
    Sean Kelly
    Turnbull should be nervous. Source
  2. Arts & Letters / Books
    A cleansing fire
    Jessa Crispin’s ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’ demands a dismantling of mainstream feminism … and the system itself
    Stephanie Bishop
    A cleansing fire. Image of Jessa Crispin
  3. The Monthly Essays
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    What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?
    Paddy Manning
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  4. Housing divided
    The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
    Mungo MacCallum
    Housing divided. Source
  5. ‘Big Little Lies’ bursts the bubble
    Why the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel is not trashy soap but compelling drama
    Claire Corbett

Politics

A pointless passage to India. Source
A pointless passage to India
Turnbull’s trip to India produced very little except another PR boost for the Adani mine
Mungo MacCallum
Seeking a workable solution for asylum seekers. © Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Seeking a workable solution for asylum seekers
Robert Manne responds to Klaus Neumann
Robert Manne
Injustices and the art of realpolitik. Source
Injustices and the art of realpolitik
The asylum-seeker solution proposed by Brennan, Costello, Manne and Menadue is unacceptable
Klaus Neumann
Sky’s the limit
Latham’s sacking reveals the hypocrisy of the free-speech crusaders
Mungo MacCallum

Society

Crossing over. Image of George Michael
Arts & Letters / Music
Crossing over
On George Michael, race and pop
Anwen Crawford
AFL 2017 in names only. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
AFL 2017 in names only
The only player analysis you’ll need this footy season
Hugh Robertson
Fish have feelings too. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Fish have feelings too
Under-the-sea society is much more complex than we imagine
James Bradley
Mice alert. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Mice alert
Farmers on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula are preparing for a plague
Michael Dulaney

Culture

Ich bin ein Brisbaner

‘Berlin Syndrome’ and the naivety of the tourist–artist
Luke Goodsell
Kendrick rising. Source

Kendrick rising

With his new album, ‘Damn’, Kendrick Lamar cements his status as the world’s reigning hip-hop artist
Anwen Crawford

Race, celebrity and power in ‘OJ: Made in America’

The documentary is a powerful examination of the OJ Simpson trial within the context of race relations in the US
Anwen Crawford
Noted

‘Fever Dream’ by Samanta Schweblin

Trans. Megan McDowell; Oneworld; $19.99
Helen Elliott
Arts & Letters / Photography

Art walks a tightrope

Bill Henson exhibits recent photographic work at the National Gallery of Victoria
Sebastian Smee
Arts & Letters / Theatre

A necessary shift

The Asia TOPA festival is unique for its focus on contemporary Asian culture
Alison Croggon
The Nation Reviewed

Magic hands

Russian piano superstar Daniil Trifonov teaches a masterclass in Melbourne
Chloe Hooper
Arts & Letters / Television

The whole follow-your-dreams thing

There’s some bite to Donald Glover’s languid, lyrical comedy series ‘Atlanta’
Luke Davies

The welcome challenge of ‘Legion’

FX’s new Marvel superhero show is refreshingly cerebral
Harry Windsor

Environment

The Perth Freight Link: Stranger than fiction. © Renee Schipp
The Monthly Essays
The Perth Freight Link: Stranger than fiction
The WA state election could end one of the country’s most controversial infrastructure projects
David Whish-Wilson
Holy shark. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Holy shark
Leonie the leopard shark’s switch to asexual reproduction is a world first
Ashley Hay
The Totten hots up. Image of Aurora Australis alongside Totten glacier
The Monthly Essays
The Totten hots up
A major Antarctic glacier is becoming dangerously unstable
Jo Chandler
Back from the dead. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Back from the dead
One dedicated bird watcher devoted years to the elusive night parrot
Anthony Ham

Economics

The shorter working week can work
It’s time to take the four-day work week seriously
Emma Dawson
The new black. Image of a restaurant
The Monthly Essays
The new black
The overworked, underpaid, cash-in-hand worker is becoming increasingly common
Ann Arnold
Arrested development. Image of James Packer
The Monthly Essays
Arrested development
James Packer has been down, but he’s not out
Richard Cooke
A game theory. James Lovatt
The Monthly Essays
A game theory
Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?
Richard Cooke
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