April 2008

Food

Confounders

The CSIRO and the total wellbeing diet

Books

Patrick White

The final chapter

Law and order

Running dogs

The legal trade behind the manufacture of methamphetamines

The Nation Reviewed

Arts & Letters

Horrible, horrible people

Tamara Jenkins’ ‘The Savages’ & Sidney Lumet’s ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’

Kitchen-table candour

Helen Garner’s ‘The Spare Room’

Gas!

Upton Sinclair’s ‘Oil!’ & Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘There Will Be Blood’

Embracing the inner bunny

Recent books about raunch culture

Disappeared

Ben Kiernan’s ‘Blood and Soil’

Noted

Encounters

Cartoon