August 2019

The Nation Reviewed

Mission to Mars

By Nicola Redhouse
The Australian woman on the shortlist to bid farewell to Earth forever

Nicola Redhouse

Nicola Redhouse is a Melbourne-based writer and the author of Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind.

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August 2019

From the front page

A “triple-tunity”

The answer on climate, economy and regional security is staring right at us

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Pagan poetry: the studied strangeness of Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’

The ‘Hereditary’ director micro-manages the mania in his new film

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‘Monet: Impression Sunrise’ at the National Gallery of Australia

Impressionism’s namesake painting is at the heart of a masterful collection from the Musée Marmottan Monet

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Popcorn maker: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’

The tide may have turned against the director’s juvenile instincts and misogynist violence


In This Issue

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The terrible truth of climate change

The latest science is alarming, even for climate scientists

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Happy trails: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’

The gay country-rapper exposes the complex play of identity, algorithms and capitalism

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Surf and turfed

The Australian surfers battling Chinese developers in Fiji

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‘The White Girl’ by Tony Birch

An emotionally eloquent novel about the necessary inheritance of strength in Indigenous women


More in The Nation Reviewed

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Surf and turfed

The Australian surfers battling Chinese developers in Fiji

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On the rocks

People are risking their lives for a selfie at Royal National Park’s Figure Eight Pools

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Tear gas returns to Don Dale

Rolling back the reforms since the youth detention royal commission

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The Russell Street Bomber in the High Court

The unlikely source of a critical case for the nation’s separation of powers


Read on

Image from ‘Midsommar’

Pagan poetry: the studied strangeness of Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’

The ‘Hereditary’ director micro-manages the mania in his new film

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Quentin Tarantino’s Sisyphean task

The polarising director and actor Margot Robbie on making ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’

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Heirs unapparent: ‘Succession’

The HBO comedy-drama returns for another gleefully toxic season

Drawing a line in the sand: Garma festival 2019

Indigenous leaders have made it clear that the Uluru statement is not negotiable


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