In light of recent events
An alternative cinematic universe very much like our own

Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is an illustrator and artist.


In This Issue

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Family feud

A firsthand view of the nation’s new political faultlines

Image of poker machines

The lie of ‘responsible gambling’

Australia’s world-beating gambling addiction and the deception hiding it

Image of bouncy castle

The case of the bouncy castle bombings

An arson spree and a missing party-hire boss

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Vanishing voices

The cultural damage of homogenising language


Online exclusives

Image of Oliver Twist. Image supplied.

Oliver Twist’s ‘Jali’

With quiet charisma and gentle humour, the Rwandan-Australian performer weaves together vivid autobiographical stories in this one-person show

Image of South Australia Premier Steven Marshall addressing the media during a press conference in Adelaide, August 24, 2021. Image © Morgan Sette / AAP Images

Marshall law

Premier Steven Marshall claimed South Australia was “COVID-ready” when the state opened borders just as Omicron was emerging, but it now faces the same issues as the eastern states

Image of Lisa McCune, Zahra Newman and Peter Carroll appearing on stage in Girl from the North Country. Image © Daniel Boud.

‘Girl from the North Country’

Weaving Bob Dylan songs into a story of Depression-era hardship, Conor McPherson’s musical speaks to the broken America of today

Still from ‘The Worst Person in the World’, showing Anders Danielsen Lie as Aksel and Renate Reinsve as Julie. Image courtesy Everett Collection.

‘The Worst Person in the World’

Renate Reinsve is exceptional in Joachim Trier’s satisfying Nordic rom-com