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Ben Quilty: the art of unease

Culture

Ahead of a major survey at the Art Gallery of SA, the artist talks about the anxiety that informs his work

Formal night in Gunnedah

Society

Not even a drought can stop this NSW country town’s night of nights

Back on the border-line

Today

The Coalition is a little too glad to be talking about border protection

No sign of Closing the Gap

Politics

Scott Morrison needs put his words about working in partnership with Indigenous Australia into action

Pete Shelley’s Buzzcocks: 40 years on

Culture

The history and legacy of a punk pioneer

Unhappy ‘Camping’

Culture

Lena Dunham’s new comedy series is an accidental portrait of toxic femininity


The Nation Reviewed

The Devil and Scott Morrison

What do we know about the prime minister’s Pentecostalism?

From Hillsong to the Bible Belt

Christine Caine’s Australian brand of evangelism has found its flock in America

The search for the Endeavour

After all that, where did Cook’s ship end up?

Formal night in Gunnedah

Not even a drought can stop this NSW country town’s night of nights


The Monthly Essays

The war on Malcolm

Behind the scenes of an overthrow

What the government thinks you’re worth

Our nation’s economists have a price on your head, dead or alive

What is life?

In search of a unified theory of everything


Arts & Letters

The spectacle of a political scandal: Jason Reitman’s ‘The Front Runner’ and Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Loro’

New films about ’80s presidential hopeful Gary Hart and Italy’s controversial Silvio Berlusconi both miss the mark

Pete Shelley’s Buzzcocks: 40 years on

The history and legacy of a punk pioneer



Noted

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA Politics, culture and colour collide in Brisbane By Miriam Cosic

ABC TV’s ‘The Cry’ This Scottish–Australian drama successfully subverts the missing-child genre By Craig Mathieson


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