In light of recent events
Swimming thoughts

Swimming is the only time, while awake, that I’m not enslaved to the internet. At first the solitary confinement is unnerving, maddening. But after a few laps my mind becomes loose, and I’m able to think in free form. I turn over past conversations with my wife, think up ideas for cartoons and wonder if I should resume illegally downloading music. Recently, I approached some fellow swimmers who’d just pulled themselves out of the pool, and asked them to divulge the deep thoughts that ran through their minds as they swam. 



Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator, artist and cartoonist. His latest book is Overheard – The Art of Eavesdropping.


In This Issue

Illustration

New tricks

Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?

Feel the divine

A new compilation celebrates the devotional music of jazz legend Alice Coltrane

Illustration

Base power

The energy crisis is all about politics rather than supply

Cover of The Idiot

‘The Idiot’ by Elif Batuman

Jonathan Cape; $32.99


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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

Image from ‘Camping’

Unhappy ‘Camping’

Lena Dunham’s new comedy series is an accidental portrait of toxic femininity

Image from ‘Russian Doll’

A bug in the code: ‘Russian Doll’

This existential comedy is 2019’s first must-see Netflix series


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