November 2014

The Nation Reviewed

Danny

By Luke Davies
When the death of an old friend becomes tabloid fodder

Luke Davies

Luke Davies is a novelist, screenplay writer and poet. He is the author of Candy, God of Speed, Totem (the winner of the Age Book of the Year in 2004) and Interferon Psalms (winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2012). 

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November 2014

From the front page

How you are when you leave

This must be how it feels to retire

Accused under privilege

NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong denounces a colleague

Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

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APEC comes to PNG

Shipped-in Maseratis and single-use venues are a world away from real life in Port Moresby


In This Issue

One man, one vote

As captain of Team Australia, Tony Abbott has plunged us into war without debate

Pecking orders

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s ‘Two Days, One Night’ and Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’

Heavy lifting

Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council

‘Amnesia’ by Peter Carey

Hamish Hamilton; $32.99


More in The Nation Reviewed

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APEC comes to PNG

Shipped-in Maseratis and single-use venues are a world away from real life in Port Moresby

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Life in a coroners court

Meet those who speak for the dead to protect the living

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Saving Jabiru

What happens when a Northern Territory town reaches its mandated expiry date?

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Performing the Anthropocene

Scientists, anthropologists and artists gather to make sense of the Earth’s new epoch


Read on

Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

Image from ‘Suspiria’

Twisted sisters: Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’

Sentimentality ruins the magic of this otherwise unsettling and actively cruel film

Image from ‘The Other Side of the Wind’

Orson Welles’s ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ and Morgan Neville’s ‘They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead’

The auteur’s messy mockumentary and the documentary that seeks to explain it are imperfect but better together

Image of Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison’s foreign forays

The PM concluded a week of patchy diplomacy with his first major speech on foreign policy


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