February 2011

A rock mural of pecked fish, dolphins and turtles found in the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. Images throughout essay from Mike Donaldson's 'Burrup Rock Art', Freemantle Press, 2010. © Mike Donaldson


Into the beehive

The destruction of Burrup rock art

Then Fairfax CEO Brian McCarthy speaking at the company's head office in Sydney, 27 August 2010. © Lee Besford / AAP Image


Crises of faith

The future of Fairfax

Emmanuel and Julie Cassimatis at one of the two Queensland mansions they owned in 2008, Brisbane. © Mark Cranitch / Newspix / News Limited


In the eye of the storm

The collapse of storm financial

President Obama and the First Lady trade smiles with Her Majesty, April 2009. © Anwar Hussein / Getty Images

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Brisbane, 1974 © Bruce Postle

International politics

A tale of two cities

Mahmoud Saikal and Kabul’s ‘New City’ Proposal


Life juices

Fasting at a ‘Fat Farm’


Lousy science

Lice infestations in Australia

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin aims high in California, 2009. © Tim Mosenfelder / Corbis
Carlos the Jackal, France, c. 1970. © AFP / Getty Images


Paths of glory

Olivier Assayas’ ‘Carlos’ and terrorists in film

Mark Twain at home in New Hampshire, 1906. The writer penned the annotation as part of a series of narrative portraits. © Bettmann / Corbis


Parallel lives

Mark Twain and his Autobiography: Volume 1

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'Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage' By Hazel Rowley, Melbourne University Press, 352pp; $36.99
'How the West was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead' By Dambisa Moyo, Allen Lane, 224pp; $32.95
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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz