August 2012

Essays  Right arrow

Politics

How vested interests defeated climate science

A Dark Victory

How vested interests defeated climate science
A young boy in Dalworth Children's Home at Seaforth, NSW, in the 1920s. Image courtesy of the State Library of NSW. Photograph: Sam Hood

The Forgotten Ones

Half a million lost childhoods

Small Fry

Small Fry

The story of a people smuggler

Gough Whitlam and Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, 30 July 1973. © Richard Nixon Library and Museum

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Cape Tribulations

Noel Pearson and the Welfare Reform Trial

Higgs mass 125.3 ± 0.6 GeV

Tatts Lotto

The Business of Tattoo Removal

Switching Clubs

Classic Car Restoration

Vox  Right arrow

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Martin Amis in 2010. © Xavier Betral/EPA

Top Dog

Martin Amis’ 'Lionel Asbo: State of England'

Power Shift

Power Shift

Hugh White’s 'The China Choice'

Cape Town Opera's UK production of 'Porgy and Bess', 2012. © John Snelling
Sean Bean in 'Game of Thrones'. © Home Box Office
The Cactus Channel. © Oscar Strangio

Spreading the Groove

Melbourne’s funk scene

Noted  Right arrow

'The Dinner' by Herman Koch, Text Publishing; $29.99
'The Office: A Hardworking History' by Gideon Haigh, Miegunyah Press; $45.00
'The Sapphires' by Wayne Blair (director), In national release from 9 August
Encounters  Right arrow
Cartoon
Word: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz