In light of recent events
Women’s rightful places

Watching women in daggy footy shorts run around during the inaugural season of the AFL women’s league required very little getting used to. In just a few months it’s become so normal that I’m embarrassed to explain to my daughters, aged 8 and 11, why the league hasn’t been around since, like, forever. But, because I am such an amazingly progressive, switched-on, feminist dad, I asked them what we should fix next. What other “mostly men stuff” in our world should be “men and women stuff”? This is what they told me.



Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator and artist. Raised Eyebrows, his yearly newspaper of drawings, is out now.


In This Issue

Still from Atlanta

The whole follow-your-dreams thing

There’s some bite to Donald Glover’s languid, lyrical comedy series ‘Atlanta’

Illustration

Fish have feelings too

Under-the-sea society is much more complex than we imagine

Image of George Michael

Crossing over

On George Michael, race and pop

Illustration

AFL 2017 in names only

The only player analysis you’ll need this footy season


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Still from Ema

Dance dance revolution: ‘Ema’

Pablo Larrain’s beguiling, difficult film seeks to understand an impenetrable anti-heroine for whom the city is a dancefloor

The era of Xi Jinping

On the China Dream and the guiding ideology of Xi Jinping

Still from Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’

Vice grip: ‘The Virtues’

Shane Meadows’ astonishing series stems from a late reckoning with his own childhood abuse

Cover image of ‘The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen’

Body language: ‘The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen’

Echoing folktales and fables, Krissy Kneen’s memoir contemplates the body’s visceral knowledge of inherited trauma