November 2018

The Nation Reviewed

Life in a coroners court

By Sarah Krasnostein
Meet those who speak for the dead to protect the living

Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein is a writer, lecturer and a legal researcher with a doctorate in criminal law. She is the author of The Trauma Cleaner, which won the 2018 Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Australian Book Industry Award for Non-Fiction.

@delasarah

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November 2018

From the front page

Image from ‘House of Cards’

The magnificently messy ‘House of Cards’

The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end

How you are when you leave

This must be how it feels to retire

Accused under privilege

NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong denounces a colleague

Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand


In This Issue

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Free speech has never been ‘free’

The idea that all opinions should be ventilated is misguided

Still from The Old Man and the Gun

‘The Old Man and the Gun’ and the outlaw Robert Redford

David Lowery’s new film pays too much tribute to the Sundance Kid

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APEC comes to PNG

Shipped-in Maseratis and single-use venues are a world away from real life in Port Moresby

Cover of Killing Commendatore

‘Killing Commendatore’ by Haruki Murakami

Art, music and mystery abound in the Japanese author’s latest novel


More in The Nation Reviewed

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APEC comes to PNG

Shipped-in Maseratis and single-use venues are a world away from real life in Port Moresby

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Saving Jabiru

What happens when a Northern Territory town reaches its mandated expiry date?

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Performing the Anthropocene

Scientists, anthropologists and artists gather to make sense of the Earth’s new epoch

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Feliks Zemdegs, Rubik’s champion

Meet the world’s fastest cuber


Read on

Image from ‘House of Cards’

The magnificently messy ‘House of Cards’

The show that made Netflix a major player comes to a satisfying and ludicrous end

Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

Image from ‘Suspiria’

Twisted sisters: Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’

Sentimentality ruins the magic of this otherwise unsettling and actively cruel film

Image from ‘The Other Side of the Wind’

Orson Welles’s ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ and Morgan Neville’s ‘They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead’

The auteur’s messy mockumentary and the documentary that seeks to explain it are imperfect but better together


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