Blogs

Image from Hobart’s school strike for climate
Climate-striking students have every right to protest
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image of Defence Minister Christopher Pyne
Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige
By Richard Cooke on the
Image of Nationals leader Michael McCormack
What can history tell us about the party’s current strife?
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Synonyms’
This year’s offerings did little to arrest the event’s apparent decline
By Shane Danielsen on the
Image of Christopher Pyne
The fixer’s retirement signals the demise of the Liberal Party’s moderate faction
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Sex Education’
Adolescent antiheroes in ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Pen15’, Eric Bana shines darkly in ‘Dirty John’, new ‘Counterpart’, and the irreverent charm of ‘Russian Doll’
By Craig Mathieson on the
Illustration
By Nick Feik on the
Image from the Don’t Kill Live Music rally in Sydney
On the precarious state of live music in NSW and the impact of proposed festival-licensing laws
By Anwen Crawford on the
Image from ‘Manus’
An Iranian play brings stories of Australia’s offshore detention centres to the Adelaide Festival
By Steve Dow on the
Image of Julie Bishop
On the highs and lows of the former Liberal Party deputy leader’s career
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Stan and Ollie’
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are perfectly cast in this affectionate biopic
By Adam Rivett on the
Image from ‘Vox Lux’
Natalie Portman grapples with celebrity’s demons in this unconvincing film
By Luke Goodsell on the
Image of artist Ben Quilty
Ahead of a major survey at the Art Gallery of SA, the artist talks about the anxiety that informs his work
By Steve Dow on the
Image of Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison needs put his words about working in partnership with Indigenous Australia into action
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Camping’
Lena Dunham’s new comedy series is an accidental portrait of toxic femininity
By Lauren Carroll Harris on the
Image from ‘Russian Doll’
This existential comedy is 2019’s first must-see Netflix series
By Craig Mathieson on the
Image of crossbenchers Derryn Hinch, Adam Bandt, Nick McKim, Kerryn Phelps, Tim Storer and Andrew Wilkie discussing the medical transfer bill in November
The government’s scare campaign against the crossbench bill denigrates doctors and detainees
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Image from ‘Capharnaüm’
Nadine Labaki on what motivated her exploration of turmoil’s impact on children
By Rebecca Harkins-Cross on the

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