October 2018

The Nation Reviewed

Feliks Zemdegs, Rubik’s champion

By Darryn King
Meet the world’s fastest cuber

Darryn King

Darryn King is a freelance journalist based in New York.

@DarrynKing

October 2018

From the front page

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Backing in a backflip

Thank the Wentworth by-election for this outbreak of good sense

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Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far

Cover of ‘The End’

‘The End’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The ‘My Struggle’ series arrives at a typically exhausting conclusion

Image from ‘Watt’

‘Watt’ at the Melbourne International Arts Festival

Beckett’s knotty novel is masterfully interpreted for stage by Barry McGovern


In This Issue

Cover of ‘The End’

‘The End’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The ‘My Struggle’ series arrives at a typically exhausting conclusion

Illustration

Blowing up the government to save it

The Coalition has learnt nothing from Labor’s leadership disaster

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Performing the Anthropocene

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

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The artistic revival at Papunya Tjupi Arts

Women painters are bringing the focus back to the birthplace of the Western Desert movement


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration

Performing the Anthropocene

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

Illustration

The artistic revival at Papunya Tjupi Arts

Women painters are bringing the focus back to the birthplace of the Western Desert movement

Illustration

The return of the Moree Boomerangs

The First on the Ladder arts project is turning things around for a rugby club and the local kids

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Filling a big hole in the property market

The old Cave Hill quarry in Melbourne will be home to thousands


Read on

Image of Sydney Opera House

Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far

Image from ‘Watt’

‘Watt’ at the Melbourne International Arts Festival

Beckett’s knotty novel is masterfully interpreted for stage by Barry McGovern

Image of Abdul Aziz Muhamat in Lorengau

‘How are you today’ at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

Audio messages from Manus Island reveal what it sounds like to live in limbo

Image of Scott Morrison

Morrison looks the other way

Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru


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