June 2017

Vox

by Fran Cusworth

The school-shopping list

Private, public, state, selective … the trials of choosing a high school

Fran Cusworth

Fran Cusworth writes journalism and fiction. Her latest novel is The Near Miss.


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From the front page

Net-zero detail

The Nationals are so proud of the concessions they have won for the regions that they are unwilling to share them

Still from ‘The French Dispatch’

The life solipsistic: ‘The French Dispatch’

Wes Anderson’s film about a New Yorker–style magazine is simultaneously trivial and exhausting

Image of Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans standing in front of a Qantas plane. Image via Facebook

How you finish the race

The PM is looking to the finish line, in more ways than one

Image of Supermoon over Footscray. Image © Tim McCartney 2015

Lunar orbit

The strange paths taken by the mind when overwhelmed by fear


In This Issue

The next big thin

Dissecting dietary fads and habits

Image of Akon Guode

Why she broke

The woman, her children and the lake: Akon Guode’s tragic story

Image of a broken key

Grandfathering the Australian dream

House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?

The snip

It’s a simple procedure, but having a vasectomy can raise questions of masculinity and equality


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Image of Supermoon over Footscray. Image © Tim McCartney 2015

Lunar orbit

The strange paths taken by the mind when overwhelmed by fear

Cover image for Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘The Morning Star’

Hell’s kitchen: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘The Morning Star’

The ‘My Struggle’ author’s first novel in 17 years considers the mundanity of everyday acts amid apocalyptic events

Image of Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy in HBO’s Succession season 3. Photograph by David Russell/HBO

Ties that bind: ‘Succession’ season three

Jeremy Strong’s performance in the HBO drama’s third season is masterful

Image of a tampon and a sanitary pad viewed from above

A bloody shame: Paid period leave should be law

Australia’s workplace laws must better accommodate the reproductive body