August 2014


Supermarket monsters

Coles, Woolworths and the price we pay for their domination

Art Gallery NSW’s Michael Brand

Adventures in the artefact business

The women of Papua New Guinea’s village courts

Being a magistrate in the Eastern Highlands is not for the faint of heart

The Nation Reviewed


Must we choose between climate-change action and freedom of speech?

The science is clear, but the way forward is not


Australia’s $60 billion submarine dilemma

A decision on our underwater fleet cannot be put off much longer

Keeping premature babies alive

How neonatal intensive care units rescue the tiniest infants

Looking for love on the web

Many online daters are trapped in a pornographic shopping mall


Josh Thomas on the set of ‘Please Like Me’

Behind the scenes with the young Aussie comedian


The Vox Owl

The dying art of hitchhiking

Catching a ride with strangers is harder than it looks

Arts & Letters

Virtually pointless

At the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘Augmented Australia’ fails to impress

Book reviews

The rising tide of narcissism

Anne Manne’s ‘The Life of I’ takes aim at a modern epidemic

Ghosts of R&B past

Timbaland and Boyz II Men haunt FKA Twigs’ ‘LP1’ and How To Dress Well’s ‘What Is This Heart?’

Australian Film

Troubled souls

David Gulpilil brings Rolf de Heer’s ‘Charlie’s Country’ alive, but Nick Cave can’t save Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s ‘20,000 Days on Earth’