October 2018

The Nation Reviewed

The artistic revival at Papunya Tjupi Arts

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

Kim Mahood

Kim Mahood is the author of Craft for a Dry Lake, Position Doubtful and the essay ‘Kartiya Are Like Toyotas: White Workers on Australia’s Cultural Frontier’.

October 2018

From the front page

What Price the Pacific?

The environment minister’s gaffe exposes the Australian malaise

Image from ‘The Insult’

The personal is political in ‘The Insult’

Ziad Doueiri’s tense film excavates Lebanon’s violent past

Image from ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga mesmerises in the uneven ‘A Star Is Born’

After a beguiling first act, director Bradley Cooper struggles to maintain momentum

Image of ‘The Arsonist’ by Chloe Hooper

The Detectives

Inside the hunt for the Black Saturday arsonist – an extract


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

Illustration

Performing the Anthropocene

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

Illustration

Feliks Zemdegs, Rubik’s champion

Meet the world’s fastest cuber


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration

Performing the Anthropocene

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

Illustration

Feliks Zemdegs, Rubik’s champion

Meet the world’s fastest cuber

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

Illustration

Filling a big hole in the property market

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


Read on

Image from ‘The Insult’

The personal is political in ‘The Insult’

Ziad Doueiri’s tense film excavates Lebanon’s violent past

Image from ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga mesmerises in the uneven ‘A Star Is Born’

After a beguiling first act, director Bradley Cooper struggles to maintain momentum

Image of ‘The Arsonist’ by Chloe Hooper

The Detectives

Inside the hunt for the Black Saturday arsonist – an extract

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


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