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 of Scott Morrison

Isolation nation

The PM is looking like the odd man out

Caravaggio's Saint Jerome, the patron saint of scholars. Wikimedia Commons

The life not lived

Reflections on scholarship

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What dreams may come: ‘Hamnet’

Shakespeare’s son succumbs to plague as Maggie O’Farrell conjures Elizabethan England

Photograph

A month of plague

Voices from the coronavirus outbreak


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 by Jeff Fisher

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Slow work

Neighbours and friends rebuilding communities after the bushfires

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Read after burning

Do the great philosophers offer guidance for disaster recovery?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Behind the coronavirus masks

An infectious diseases physician on facing COVID-19


Read on

Opposing forces

Even during a time of crisis, history shows that partisan politics has a role to play

Image of ‘Hamnet’

What dreams may come: ‘Hamnet’

Shakespeare’s son succumbs to plague as Maggie O’Farrell conjures Elizabethan England

AFL names of the decade

Games may be cancelled, but the names play on

Language is a virus

With information on COVID-19 changing constantly, the government needs to fine-tune its delivery


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