In light of recent events
The Teacher–Parent Interview

In light of recent events

Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is an illustrator and artist.


In This Issue

How good is Queensland?

Voices from the state that has turned against Labor as a party of federal government

Image of Anthony Albanese

Picking up the pieces

Anthony Albanese wants to be a Labor leader, not an Opposition leader

Image of Panguna mine, 1994

The promised land

Bougainville’s independence vote is a historic moment for Papua New Guinea, and a reckoning for Australia

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Radical ambiguity: Jia Tolentino, Rachel Cusk and Leslie Jamison

The essay collections ‘Trick Mirror’, ‘Coventry’ and ‘Make It Scream, Make It Burn’ offer doubt and paradoxical thinking in the face of algorithmic perfectionism


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?