June 2017

The Nation Reviewed

SOS

By David Neustein
Brutalist masterpiece or harbour eyesore? Sydney’s Sirius building faces an uncertain future

David Neustein

David Neustein is The Monthly’s architecture critic.

@dneus

June 2017

From the front page

Image from ‘Stan and Ollie’

‘Stan & Ollie’: a beautiful lie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are perfectly cast in this affectionate biopic

“Hockey owes me”

The Canberra bubble has popped

Image from ‘Vox Lux’

A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’

Natalie Portman grapples with celebrity’s demons in this unconvincing film

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA

Politics, culture and colour collide in Brisbane


In This Issue

Illustration

A job half undone

Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must be more than just tokenism

Image of ‘Snow-covered Field with a Harrow (After Millet)’

Sensory cycles

‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

Illustration

The new Forgotten People

The wider cost of Australia’s housing affordability crisis

Still from Hounds of Love

Lowlife in the suburbs

Ben Young’s ‘Hounds of Love’ presents horror in all-too-familiar surrounds


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration

Tuckshop intervention

How did buying lunch in a Northern Territory school get so complicated?

Illustration

Screen addiction

As more of our lives are lived online, more people aren’t coping

Illustration

Ben Quilty in bleeding colour

The Australian artist opens up on the eve of a retrospective exhibition

Illustration

The search for the Endeavour

After all that, where did Cook’s ship end up?


Read on

Image from ‘Stan and Ollie’

‘Stan & Ollie’: a beautiful lie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are perfectly cast in this affectionate biopic

Image from ‘Vox Lux’

A scar is born: ‘Vox Lux’

Natalie Portman grapples with celebrity’s demons in this unconvincing film

Image of artist Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty: the art of unease

Ahead of a major survey at the Art Gallery of SA, the artist talks about the anxiety that informs his work

Image of Scott Morrison

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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