November 2019

Noted
by Helen Elliott

‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood
The Booker Prize–winning sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is an exhilarating thriller from the “wiliest writer alive”

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.

November 2019 edition cover

November 2019

In This Issue

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Revolutions past

Labor and the Liberals have abandoned their old ideological contests as they battle to define the values of the new middle class

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The strip-search state

Successful compensation cases haven’t curbed the prevalence of unlawful strip-searches by NSW Police

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‘The Man Who Saw Everything’ by Deborah Levy

The British author experiments with a narrative structure that collapses past and present

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Bait and switch

Lumping dingoes in with “wild dogs” means the native animals are being deliberately culled


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You could drive a person crazy: Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’

Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are at their career best in this bittersweet tale of divorce

Blockade tactics

Inside the 2019 IMARC protests

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‘How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy’

Jenny Odell makes a convincing case for moving beyond the ruthless logic of use

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It’s complicated: ‘The Hunting’

This Australian series offers a sophisticated examination of teenage lives online


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