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Labor and the Greens

Today

In NZ and the ACT, the two parties have shown they can work together

Bury the lead

Politics

Newspoll delivers an unwanted result for the Murdoch media

Lost for words

Culture

Bryan Dawe on life without John Clarke

Character study: Craig Silvey on ‘Honeybee’

Culture

The author’s first novel since ‘Jasper Jones’ raises questions about who should tell contemporary trans stories

Cocktail hour: ‘On the Rocks’

Culture

Bill Murray and Rashida Jones are a formidable duo in Sofia Coppola’s new film

Body politic: ‘Boys State’

Culture

American democracy is documented in all its gangly, acne-mottled glory


Shattered

A NSW community questions whether last summer’s catastrophic bushfire was inevitable


The Monthly Essays

The lockdown diaries

Melbourne in the time of pandemic

The second wave

Case studies of systemic failure in Victoria’s fight against coronavirus

Shattered

A NSW community questions whether last summer’s catastrophic bushfire was inevitable

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Soul music: Kev Carmody

The life of a great Australian songwriter




The Nation Reviewed

The announcement artist

Scott Morrison is good at promising but not at delivering

Lost for words

Bryan Dawe on life without John Clarke

A minor language

If Footscray Primary’s Vietnamese program ends, what else is lost?


Arts & Letters

Body politic: ‘Boys State’

American democracy is documented in all its gangly, acne-mottled glory

In our nature: ‘Vesper Flights’

Helen Macdonald explores how the study of animals reveals unknown aspects of ourselves

Listening to Roberta Flack

‘First Take’, released 50 years ago, still echoes through the present



Noted

‘The Time of Our Lives’ by Robert Dessaix The memoirist’s latest, surprisingly unsettling instalment By Helen Elliott

‘The Lying Life of Adults’ by Elena Ferrante The Neapolitan author returns to characters driven by compulsions and tensions of class By Stephanie Bishop


In Light of Recent Events

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