December 2017 – January 2018

The Nation Reviewed

Straight outta Narrandera

By Darryn King
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Darryn King

Darryn King is a freelance journalist based in New York.

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From the front page

Image of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivering the federal budget. Image via ABC News

Spendathon or spinathon?

With an election looming, the Coalition seeks a political recovery

The era of Xi Jinping

On the China Dream and the guiding ideology of Xi Jinping

Image of Patricia Lockwood

Mind over meta: ‘No One Is Talking About This’

The debut novel from the extremely online Patricia Lockwood considers how the virtual invades the real

Image of artwork by Sarah Goffman

How to lose her voice

On testimonial injustice and the ways women are silenced


In This Issue

Image of Gerhard Richter, September (Ed. 139)

Arresting time

Gerhard Richter’s GOMA exhibition finds beauty in banality, meaning in the arbitrary

Illustration

Home truths

Ah Gong and Ah Mah move into a culturally diverse aged-care facility

Still from The Greatest Showman

The ringmaster steps into the spotlight

Michael Gracey makes his directorial debut with the Hugh Jackman–starring ‘The Greatest Showman’

Illustration

The new Grotesque

How the Monthly changed its typeface


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

A load of abalone

The trial of Keith Nye highlights how fisheries laws unfairly target Indigenous people

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Fish out of mortar

Saving Canowindra’s ancient fish fossils

Plight of the platypus

Extreme weather events are affecting this monotreme in unforeseen ways

Green house effect

Joost Bakker’s vision for sustainable housing is taking root


Read on

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

Cartoon image of man standing on chess board

Reality is irreversible

The systems game and the need for global regime change