April 2014

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Politics

The Royal Australian Navy's struggle for our hearts and minds

The time of the modern mariner

The Royal Australian Navy's struggle for our hearts and minds
LEFT: Angelo Kaloudis waiting for the train at Newcastle. RIGHT: Harley Page and Nathan Isherwood after getting off the train at Cardiff.  CCTV images courtesy of NSW Police.

Politics

Last train to murder

One terrible night on the Newcastle line

Perth’s Council House and the Ore Obelisk: celebrating “the harmony of mining and environment”. © City of Perth

Books

Perth goes boom

A week among the arts in the City of Light

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

The triumphalism of Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott

The triumphalism of Tony Abbott

The Liberals' winner-takes-all political payback

Oil, gas and spy games in the Timor Sea

Oil, gas and spy games in the Timor Sea

Australian scheming for the Greater Sunrise oilfield has a long history

How a Vietnamese veteran found refuge in Australia

How a Vietnamese veteran found refuge in Australia

Al Hoang’s journey from soldier to prisoner to boat person to a second life

Where there’s smoke

Where there’s smoke

How the Morwell coal mine fire has made unlikely allies

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

A funny thing happened on the way to Adelaide

A car accident brings an unlikely collection of people together

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Karl Ove Knausgaard. © Anders Hansson

Norway

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘Boyhood Island’

The third volume of the epic autobiographical novel ‘My Struggle’

Harry Seidler in 1997. © Michelle Mossop / Fairfax Syndication
© Lisa Tomasetti
© Cybele Malinowski

Sally Seltmann’s ‘Hey Daydreamer’

The fourth solo album from the Sydney singer-songwriter

Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’

Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’

A joyless, sterile effort from the Danish provocateur

Noted  Right arrow

Trent Parke’s ‘The Christmas Tree Bucket’
Craig Sherborne’s ‘Tree Palace’
Edgard Telles Ribeiro’s ‘His Own Man’
James Brown’s ‘Anzac’s Long Shadow’
‘True Detective’

‘True Detective’

HBO / Foxtel Showcase

Encounters  Right arrow
Cartoon
John Howard & Uri Geller