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. His latest book is Overheard – The Art of Eavesdropping.


In This Issue

Preparations for the storm

How do doctors manage when there are more patients and fewer resources?

Still from American Honey

Powerless agents

Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ is an exuberant, if meandering, trip

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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’


Read on

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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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Unhappy ‘Camping’

Lena Dunham’s new comedy series is an accidental portrait of toxic femininity

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A bug in the code: ‘Russian Doll’

This existential comedy is 2019’s first must-see Netflix series

Image of crossbenchers Derryn Hinch, Adam Bandt, Nick McKim, Kerryn Phelps, Tim Storer and Andrew Wilkie discussing the medical transfer bill in November

Debate over asylum seeker medical transfers reaches new lows

The government’s scare campaign against the crossbench bill denigrates doctors and detainees


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