December 2017 – January 2018

The Nation Reviewed

Straight outta Narrandera

By Darryn King
Victoria Lee takes on the Victoria’s Secret runway

Darryn King

Darryn King is a freelance journalist based in New York.

@DarrynKing

December 2017 – January 2018

From the front page

Image of Dolly Parton

Audio tapestry

A tangle of red tape is robbing us of music podcasts in Australia

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

COVID-waffle

On a practical day, the PM got practically none of what he wanted

In the red

Inside the modern debt-collection industry

Cover of ‘Little Eyes’

‘Little Eyes’ by Samanta Schweblin (trans. Megan McDowell)

Intimacy and privacy blur as people adopt cybernetic pets inhabited remotely by others, in this disturbing speculative fiction


In This Issue

Illustration

We are all diminished

Australian politics is full of contradictions, double standards and gaping voids

Unfinished business: A short story

Can a young wartime couple pick up where they left off?

Illustration

The unflappable Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist talks energy alternatives and trying to elevate the narrative

The inland food bowl

A poem


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Injustice unmasked

What are the priorities of policing protests under lockdown?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Hysteria as metaphor

What chronic illness can teach us about the limits of the healthcare system during a global crisis

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Louisa Lawson, our first public feminist

The pioneer of publishing and women’s rights has been unjustly overshadowed by regard for her famous son, Henry

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Doula by choice

Traditionally offering non-medical support to women during pregnancy, doulas are now providing care during abortions


Read on

In the red

Inside the modern debt-collection industry

Image of Janet Jackson

Hello, Nasty: Janet Jackson’s sound of rebellion

A new analysis of ‘The Velvet Rope’ shows the controversial artist in transition

Image of Warragamba Dam

Tipping point

Juukan Gorge is gone, but will we act in time to save Warragamba Dam?

Image of David Graeber in 2016

Our debt to David Graeber

The anthropologist’s ideas about finance are just as relevant as ever


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