August 2022

Noted

‘Losing Face’

By Bri Lee
Cover of ‘Losing Face’
George Haddad’s latest novel surveys the confronting world of male interiority

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is an award-winning author, freelance writer and legal academic. Her books are Eggshell SkullBeauty and Who Gets to be Smart.

In This Issue

The bureaucracy of evil: ‘The Conference’

The horror of Nazi officialdom is laid bare in Matti Geschonneck’s latest film

‘The Old Man’ and the CIA

Jeff Bridges faces his spycraft past in this Disney+ espionage thriller

Cover of ‘Marlo’

‘Marlo’

Author Jay Carmichael revisits 1950s Australia where, for a young gay man, escaping from a small town to the city comes with its own complexities

Journalists Maxine McKew, Quentin Dempster and Kerry O’Brien

What’s gone wrong at the ABC

Years of government attacks over funding and balance have left the national broadcaster in desperate need of repair


Online exclusives

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?

Image of Moonage Daydream director Brett Morgen. Photograph © Olivier Vigerie / Neon

Daydream believer: Director Brett Morgen

Morgen’s freeform documentary about David Bowie, ‘Moonage Daydream’, explores the philosophy and creativity of one of popular music’s icons

Image of Chris Kenny appearing in Your ABC Exposed. Image via YouTube

Indecent exposure

Sky News’s ‘Your ABC Exposed’ reveals more about Chris Kenny and co than it does about the national broadcaster