December 2011 – January 2012

Aussie battlers demand a fair go at the Occupy Melbourne protest, 15 October 2011. © Mal Fairclough / Fairfax Syndication
Army medic Jacqui de Gelder ready to heal or harm as necessary, Afghanistan, September 2009. © Gary Ramage / Newspix

Gender

The lady killers

Women in the military

Cory Bernadi standing for something, 2011. © Matt Turner / Newspix / News Limited

Federal politics

All about Cory

Cory Bernardi, conservative warrior

Campbell Newman, go-to (and go-go) guy, July 2011. © Chris McCormack / Newspix / News Ltd
An illustration of the proposed Project Daedalus starship. © Nick Stevens

Science and technology

The stars my destination

The 100 Year Starship Symposium

Caravaggio's Saint Jerome, the patron saint of scholars. Wikimedia Commons

Books

The life not lived

Reflections on scholarship

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Primitive educational techniques, Sydney, 1965. © Hopwood / Fairfax Syndication
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Environment

Work and play

Melbourne Zoo at 150

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Island rising

Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Art

The sitting act

Portrait Painting

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

History

The Baskerville case

Norfolk Island’s chickens

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Orange-bellied parrot
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
No script, no storyboard
Nigel Thomson, 'Manoly Lascaris', 1994 (detail). Oil on linen. Private collection. Image courtesy of the Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

Books

No one comes to see me now

Manoly Lascaris and Patrick White’s ghost

Hans Poulsen on a natural high, 1971.

Music

Treasure in the attic

The golden age of singer–songwriters

An auteur planet

An auteur planet

Pedro Almodóvar’s 'The Skin I Live In' and Lars von Trier’s 'Melancholia'

Noted  Right arrow

'Foal’s Bread' By Gillian Mears, Allen and Unwin, 376pp; $32.99
'The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia' By Bill Gammage, Allen and Unwin, 384pp; $49.99
Encounters  Right arrow
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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz