April 2020

The Nation Reviewed

Read after burning

By Alex Tighe
Do the great philosophers offer guidance for disaster recovery?

Alex Tighe

Alex Tighe is a journalist and audio producer at the ABC, and was the  inaugural recipient of the Mark Colvin Scholarship.

Cover image of The Monthly, April 2020

April 2020

From the front page

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Slow work

Neighbours and friends rebuilding communities after the bushfires

Pressed pause

Today’s COVID-19 modelling leaves Australia locked down for Easter

Image of Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

Knight to rook 3

Remembering Max von Sydow, the greatest actor of his generation

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’


In This Issue

Photograph

A month of plague

Voices from the coronavirus outbreak

Image of Stormzy

Grime boss: Stormzy

The rapper and MC’s second album ‘Heavy Is the Head’ is another triumphant step bringing black British culture forward

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’

Image of Eimear McBride's ‘Strange Hotel’

‘Strange Hotel’ by Eimear McBride

A woman unceasingly travels to contend with the inertia of grief, in the latest novel from the author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing’


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Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Whitefella visits Kurnell

A Botany Bay ferry would restore Cook’s landing site as a ‘meeting place’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Slow work

Neighbours and friends rebuilding communities after the bushfires

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Behind the coronavirus masks

An infectious diseases physician on facing COVID-19

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

We’ll meet again

Helping carers use music to unlock the minds of people with dementia


Read on

Image of Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

Knight to rook 3

Remembering Max von Sydow, the greatest actor of his generation

House of brief

Limiting parliamentary sittings is limiting our democracy

Northern exposure

COVID-19 is turning Indigenous communities into a tinderbox

Image of Julian Assange

Viral injustice

Julian Assange’s extradition trial continues as an attack on journalism


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