August 2016

Essays

Politics

A good hard look at the Greens

What did the party deliver?

Issues and policies

The eureka factory

Australia’s solar champions face an uncertain future

Economics

Bust  in  the  Pilbara

A region returns to earth

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

The message was clear

Brexit, Trump and the federal election show how the old categories of left and right are crumbling

Music

Eight-hour lullaby

Max Richter brings his nocturnal odyssey ‘Sleep’ to the Sydney Opera House

Media

Get your Wiki on

Wikiclub NT is raising the Northern Territory’s profile on Wikipedia

A companionable rooster

Why are our pets so pampered?

Medicine

Precious sleep

Why do we do so little of something so good?

Medicine

Arts & Letters

Books

Beyond imagination

Nobel Prize–winning journalist Svetlana Alexievich brings together an extraordinarily diverse group of Russian voices

Books

Strong boots

Tom Griffiths’ ‘The Art of Time Travel’ is a thoughtful look at some of Australia’s most prominent historians

Film

Who’s up, who’s down

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary ‘Weiner’ charts the fall of a congressman who can’t keep out of the spotlight

Film

Shamania

Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ brings together two Amazonian encounters

Music

Stuck in a moment

The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ isn’t the comeback we needed

Noted