July 2014

The Nation Reviewed

Malcolm Turnbull, the prince of moderation

By Amanda Lohrey
How the Liberal Party has exiled its last reasonable man

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey is the author of The Reading Group, Camille’s BreadA Short History of Richard Kline, and the Quarterly Essays Groundswell and Voting for Jesus.

July 2014

From the front page

Image from ‘Stan and Ollie’

‘Stan & Ollie’: a beautiful lie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are perfectly cast in this affectionate biopic

“Hockey owes me”

The Canberra bubble has popped

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A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’

Natalie Portman grapples with celebrity’s demons in this unconvincing film

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA

Politics, culture and colour collide in Brisbane


In This Issue

Rolf Harris performing 'Jake the Peg' in 1966. © Bill Orchard / Rex Features

Inside the strange world of Rolf Harris

Behind the wobbleboard

Querulants

What makes a litigant turn vexatious?

Hole in Los Angeles, December 1994. L-R: Melissa Auf der Maur, Courtney Love, Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson. © KROQ-FM

What the future sounded like

1994 might be one of the best years popular music has ever had

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Talking about the narcissistic national daily only encourages it


More in The Nation Reviewed

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Tuckshop intervention

How did buying lunch in a Northern Territory school get so complicated?

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Screen addiction

As more of our lives are lived online, more people aren’t coping

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Ben Quilty in bleeding colour

The Australian artist opens up on the eve of a retrospective exhibition

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The search for the Endeavour

After all that, where did Cook’s ship end up?


More in Comment

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Trains, pains and Berejiklian

Will a big infrastructure spend help or hinder NSW’s Coalition government this election?

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The Devil and Scott Morrison

What do we know about the prime minister’s Pentecostalism?

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The Liberal Party: a rolling fiasco

The government’s suite of half-formed ideas work for no one

Saving Ningaloo again

Western Australia’s World Heritage site isn’t as protected as you’d expect


Read on

Image from ‘Stan and Ollie’

‘Stan & Ollie’: a beautiful lie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are perfectly cast in this affectionate biopic

Image from ‘Vox Lux’

A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’

Natalie Portman grapples with celebrity’s demons in this unconvincing film

Image of artist Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty: the art of unease

Ahead of a major survey at the Art Gallery of SA, the artist talks about the anxiety that informs his work

Image of Scott Morrison

No sign of Closing the Gap

Scott Morrison needs put his words about working in partnership with Indigenous Australia into action


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