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 a writer. Her books include Reading Madame Bovary, The Philosopher’s Doll, The Reading GroupCamille’s Bread and A Short History of Richard Kline.

July 2014

From the front page

Iraqi sandwich test: white flight

They’ve seen worse than a media beat-up in war-torn Fairfield

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: a safe take on the rogue’s origin story

Ron Howard’s entertaining prequel is missing the looseness Han deserves

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‘A Sand Archive’ by Gregory Day

Day grasps landscape as an intimate living thing

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The Captain Cook connection

One man’s campaign to have Gweagal artefacts returned to Australia


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


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Curing Clarksdale’s blues

A music-loving Melbourne economist is revitalising a Mississippi town

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Australia’s first body farm

People are dying to get into this forensic research facility

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Walking the Wukalina Walk

A new four-day tour in Tasmania is owned and guided by Aboriginal people

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Our waste policy is rubbish

Has Australia’s ad-hoc approach to waste management backfired?


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A pack of bankers

The financial services royal commission has revealed more than anyone banked on

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When planetary catastrophe is your day job

Climate scientists are working hard to keep the apocalypse relevant

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Why Adani won’t die

The Carmichael coalmine is as much about symbols and interests as it is about jobs and money

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Rethinking the republic

A change in our head of state won’t change everything, and other lessons for the next push


Read on

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: a safe take on the rogue’s origin story

Ron Howard’s entertaining prequel is missing the looseness Han deserves

Editor’s Note June 2018

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Cannes Film Festival 2018 (part two)

Despite an off-key start, this year’s event ended on a high

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‘Blackie Blackie Brown’ at STC and Malthouse Theatre

Playwright Nakkiah Lui’s latest delivers comedy and carnage at a bracing pace


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