April 2015

Essays  Right arrow

Bishop’s gambit

What’s next for the perpetual deputy?

Bishop’s gambit
Joe Hockey, Mathias Cormann and Kelly O'Dwyer gather around the Intergenerational Report in March. © Mick Tsikas / AAP

Federal politics

Spreadsheets of power

How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate

Bring up the bodies

History

Bring up the bodies

New light on the wreck of the ‘Batavia’ and its savage aftermath

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

The case for compromise

The case for compromise

What modern politicians could learn from Alfred Deakin

David & Goliath

Environment

David & Goliath

Rugby star David Pocock says sport and politics are always mixed

Eau spéciale

Food

Eau spéciale

Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price

For the children

History

For the children

Child survivors of the Holocaust meet in Melbourne

Delible ink

Health

Delible ink

Even tattoos don’t last forever any more

Vox  Right arrow

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Late styles

Books

Late styles

Clive James’ ‘Sentenced to Life’ and Les Murray’s ‘Waiting for the Past’

Seeing clearly

Television

Seeing clearly

‘Transparent’

Minus the trimmings

Music

Minus the trimmings

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie & Lowell’

The blazing heart

Film

The blazing heart

Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’

Noted  Right arrow

‘One Life: My Mother’s Story’ by Kate Grenville
‘The Discreet Hero’ by Mario Vargas Llosa
‘The Anchoress’ by Robyn Cadwallader