April 2017


Magazine

April 2017

Our ethnic face

Magic hands

Alt-wrong

Network error

A necessary shift

Art walks a tightrope

A cleansing fire

Crossing over

Alt-wrong

The Australian right is startling for its incoherence

The Nation Reviewed

Our ethnic face

The Australia of Pauline Hanson’s second parliamentary term looks very different to the Australia of her first

Magic hands

Russian piano superstar Daniil Trifonov teaches a masterclass in Melbourne

Mice alert

Farmers on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula are preparing for a plague

Fish have feelings too

Under-the-sea society is much more complex than we imagine

AFL 2017 in names only

The only player analysis you’ll need this footy season


The Monthly Essays

Alt-wrong

The Australian right is startling for its incoherence

Network error

What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?


VOX

An Aboriginal place

A farming family and Indigenous elders join forces to recognise a special site on private land

The stopover

The prospect of 12 hours in Singapore airport gives rise to an existential crisis


Arts & Letters

A necessary shift

The Asia TOPA festival is unique for its focus on contemporary Asian culture

Art walks a tightrope

Bill Henson exhibits recent photographic work at the National Gallery of Victoria

A cleansing fire

Jessa Crispin’s ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’ demands a dismantling of mainstream feminism … and the system itself

The whole follow-your-dreams thing

There’s some bite to Donald Glover’s languid, lyrical comedy series ‘Atlanta’

Crossing over

On George Michael, race and pop



Noted

‘Fever Dream’ by Samanta Schweblin Trans. Megan McDowell; Oneworld; $19.99 By Helen Elliott


In Light of Recent Events

Watching women in daggy footy shorts run around during the inaugural season of the AFL women’s league required very little getting used to. In just a few months it’s become so normal that I’m embarrassed to explain to my daughters, aged 8 and 11, why the league hasn’t been around since, like, forever. But, because I am such an amazingly progressive, switched-on, feminist dad, I asked them what we should fix next. What other “mostly men stuff” in our world should be “men and women stuff”? This is what they told me.

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