In light of recent events
Spring fever

I’m no Costa Georgiadis, that bushy goblin who hosts the ABC’s Gardening Australia, but I do love a pretty spring blossom. Put me in close proximity to a flowering apricot and I’ll snip a sprig for my studio desk. But this furious explosion of colour comes with a price: seasonal allergic rhinitis. Come springtime, my nose feels like a disco of bees engaged in a frenzy of jittery twerking. In reality, it’s the plane tree pollen that’s crucifying my nasal cavities, right? Or the goddamn grasses from the Mallee? To find out for sure, I took my nose for a walk under the cherry blossom and through city streets to see what delighted, and blighted, my senses.



Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator, artist and cartoonist.


In This Issue

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Still from American Honey

Powerless agents

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Image of Donald Trump

Bonfire of  the narratives

How did American democracy come to this?

A survival guide for outsiders

Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza brings a lifetime on the move to her debut album, ‘Tkay’


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Image of Energy Minister Angus Taylor.

Road map to nowhere

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Into the slippery unknown: ‘The Gospel of the Eels’

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Image of families joining the widespread movement of people fleeing the violence across the mountains in 2019

Uprising in West Papua

The petition for independence that the world has ignored

Image of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in The Trip to Greece

A bellyful: ‘The Trip to Greece’

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continue to charm in their final food odyssey


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