December 2010 - January 2011

Race and ethnicity

The way to the watering hole

Sharia Law

International politics

A nobel affair

Liu Xiaobo

Family and relationships

An otter’s life

Learning to swim

Family and relationships

While not writing a book

Diaries

The Nation Reviewed

Family and relationships

Court order

Arts & Letters

Music

Scream

The glory and the madness of being a ’60s and ’70s Australian pop singer

Art

High priest

David Walsh and Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art

Society

Man of Wood

Robert Manne on John Howard’s ‘Lazarus Rising’

Religion and ethics

Magical thinking

Aravind Adiga on VS Naipaul’s ‘The Masque of Africa’

Society

Failure to communicate

Tom Hooper’s ‘The King’s Speech’ and Derek Cianfrance’s ‘Blue Valentine’

Noted

Encounters

Cartoon