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Porter’s complaint

Today

Christian Porter wants his defamation case to run on his terms

Vice grip: ‘The Virtues’

Culture

Shane Meadows’ astonishing series stems from a late reckoning with his own childhood abuse

The moment of reckoning

Politics

Any addressing of parliament’s abuse, misogyny and sexism must also tackle its racism

Body language: ‘The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen’

Culture

Echoing folktales and fables, Krissy Kneen’s memoir contemplates the body’s visceral knowledge of inherited trauma

From Abbott to Zumbo

Politics

A short history of the Coalition’s ‘women problem’

Reality is irreversible

Society

The systems game and the need for global regime change


How to lose her voice

On testimonial injustice and the ways women are silenced


The Monthly Essays

How to lose her voice

On testimonial injustice and the ways women are silenced

From Abbott to Zumbo

A short history of the Coalition’s ‘women problem’

Ill-informed consent

How piecemeal relationship and sexuality education is failing our schoolchildren

Sole of a nation

The untold Aboriginal history of the R.M. Williams boot




The Nation Reviewed

Australia’s number-one law and order issue

Addressing the national scourge of domestic violence

A load of abalone

The trial of Keith Nye highlights how fisheries laws unfairly target Indigenous people

Fish out of mortar

Saving Canowindra’s ancient fish fossils


Vox

The moment of reckoning

Any addressing of parliament’s abuse, misogyny and sexism must also tackle its racism

Owl

Arts & Letters

Mind over meta: ‘No One Is Talking About This’

The debut novel from the extremely online Patricia Lockwood considers how the virtual invades the real

Lodestar: ‘Supernova’

Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth star in Harry Macqueen’s quiet elegy to a loving relationship in its twilight

Always tomorrow: ‘Promises’

Legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders joins electronic musician Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra for a compositionally minimalist album



Noted

‘Second Place’ by Rachel Cusk After her landmark ‘Outline’ trilogy, the author’s latest novel is inspired by a memoir about D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico By Stephanie Bishop

‘Fury’ by Kathryn Heyman With stripped-down eloquence, the Australian novelist delivers a raging memoir about her rape as a teenager By Helen Elliott


In Light of Recent Events

A peek over the cartoonist’s shoulder