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Coalition comedy hour

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The PM’s “victory” on energy didn’t last a week

Remembering Peter Temple

Culture

The acclaimed Australian crime writer had a deep appreciation for the folly of things

The death doula

Society

Annie Whitlocke is helping to break the silence around grief and dying

Alt right on the night

Tired of Winning

One of the extreme right’s greatest harms may turn out to be opportunity cost

How to speak ‘farm’

Society

Warning: grubby work comes with grubby language

‘Exquisite Corpse’: reinventing a parlour game in immersive VR

Culture

BADFAITH Collective build a Surrealist body at the Melbourne International Film Festival


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

All the way with Donald J?

Australia cannot stay silent about Trump

Abbott, ANU and the decline of Western civilisation

How the Ramsay Centre’s degree stopped before it started

The lost man of Larrimah

What happened to missing Northern Territory personality Paddy Moriarty?

The death doula

Annie Whitlocke is helping to break the silence around grief and dying


The Monthly Essays

Australia’s China reset

The rest of the world is watching how we counter Beijing’s campaign of influence

The end of the oceans

The world’s oceans and all marine life are on the brink of total collapse


VOX

How to speak ‘farm’

Warning: grubby work comes with grubby language

Owl

The Science

What we knew when about global warming

Greenhouse gases took 200 years to become a hot topic

Science

Arts & Letters

Mike Parr’s invisible performance and Tasmania’s complex past

Underneath the bitumen in Hobart, history becomes art

To have or not to have: Sheila Heti’s ‘Motherhood’ and Jacqueline Rose’s ‘Mothers’

Heti’s novel asks if a woman should have a child; Rose’s nonfiction considers how society treats her if she does

The disappointment of The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love’ and Kanye West’s ‘Ye’

New albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Kanye West bare all yet share nothing



Noted

‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel is an engaging story of love and literary misadventure By Helen Elliott

Hannah Gadsby: ‘Nanette’ Believe the hype about the Tasmanian comedian’s Netflix special By Evan Williams


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