October 2018

Noted
by Helen Elliott

‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’ by Olga Tokarczuk
Offbeat intrigue from a Booker Prize winner

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.

October 2018

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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Feliks Zemdegs, Rubik’s champion

Meet the world’s fastest cuber


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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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