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

In light of recent events

Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is an illustrator and artist.


In This Issue

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

2019 election: The shock of the new normal

Why Morrison’s victory shouldn’t have surprised the major parties

Photo of Blackpink at Coachella

Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink

Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop

Illustration

Hate speech isn’t freedom of speech

Australia’s debate over free speech online must go beyond Israel Folau

Cover image of 'Animalia' by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

‘Animalia’ by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

The French author delivers a pastoral that turns on human cruelty


Online exclusives

Image of Sandra Pankhurst in Lachlan McLeod’s documentary ‘Clean’

The mess around: ‘Clean’

Lachlan McLeod’s absorbing documentary about trauma cleaner Sandra Pankhurst considers how traumatic experiences leave their mark

Still from Indian Matchmaking. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Adjust your expectations: ‘Indian Matchmaking’

While it’s refreshing compared to other reality dating shows, the second season following matchmaker Sima from Mumbai and her clients is less satisfying than the first

Still image from ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’

Was that it: ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’

This loving portrait of the indie scene of the early 2000s will likely mean little to those who weren’t there

Image of Heraclitus of Ephesus, known as the “Weeping Philosopher”.

Forecasting the future

What is humanity’s destiny in the Anthropocene era?