April 2017

Essays

Politics

Alt-wrong

The Australian right is startling for its incoherence

Issues and policies

Network error

What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

Our ethnic face

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

Music

Magic hands

Russian piano superstar Daniil Trifonov teaches a masterclass in Melbourne

Environment

Mice alert

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

Environment

Fish have feelings too

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

Sport

AFL 2017 in names only

The only player analysis you’ll need this footy season

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

Arts

A necessary shift

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

Photography

Art walks a tightrope

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

Books

A cleansing fire

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

Film & Television

The whole follow-your-dreams thing

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

Music

Crossing over

On George Michael, race and pop

Noted

Books

‘Fever Dream’ by Samanta Schweblin

Trans. Megan McDowell; Oneworld; $19.99

In Light of Recent Events

Cartoon

Women’s rightful places