December 2014 – January 2015

Essays  Right arrow

Cold comfort

The president of Kiribati goes on a fact-finding mission in the Arctic

Cold comfort
Roads to nowhere

Infrastructure

Roads to nowhere

Road freight is expensive, dirty and dangerous. Why are our governments addicted to it?

Marc Hunter

What’s the difference between a rock star and a pop star?

Australia has produced only six true rock stars

A welcome contradiction

A welcome contradiction

Gambler and MONA founder David Walsh has written a book

The share market

The share market

Does the future belong to “sharing economy” companies like Uber and Airbnb?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration

Labor Party

Whitlam’s ghost

Remembering Gough Whitlam puts modern Labor to shame

Star noise

Astronomy

Star noise

The world’s biggest radio telescope is under construction in Western Australia

Hay ladies

Hay ladies

The women of outback Queensland kick off their heels in Australia’s smallest town

Lost ones

Lost ones

150 years ago, the Cooper-Duff children got lost in the Victorian bush

Vox  Right arrow

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Wilful blindness

Climate change

Wilful blindness

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’

The watchers

The watchers

Frank Moorhouse’s ‘Australia Under Surveillance’ and David Horner’s ‘The Spy Catchers: The official history of ASIO, 1949–1963’

The other kind

The other kind

Lena Dunham’s ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

Greener than the hills
Creatures of the night

Creatures of the night

Dan Gilroy’s ‘Nightcrawler’ and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’

Noted  Right arrow

‘The Invisible History of the Human Race’ by Christine Kenneally
MPavilion

MPavilion

Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne