December 2015 - January 2016

Essays

Politics

Diabolical

Why have we failed to address climate change?

Issues and policies

Burning the stakeholders

Shen Narayanasamy takes on Transfield

History

An Anzac myth

The creative memorialisation of Gallipoli

International politics

Oil and water

Australia blurs the lines with Timor-Leste

Environment

In danger

The strange life and tragic death of Julia the gorilla

The Nation Reviewed

Issues and policies

Gesture politics

Recognition alone won’t fix indigenous affairs

Food

Gone Walkabout

The last Aussie-themed pub in London

Theatre

Lighting the king

Nick Schlieper illuminates a Shakespearean tragedy

Books

Between the lines

Making sense of the adult colouring craze

Vox

The Vox Owl

A beautiful mess

When European Christmas meets Australian suburbia

Arts & Letters

Books

Read about it

Deconstructing a decade in Frank Bongiorno’s ‘The Eighties’

Books

Ideas disguised as history

Chris Bowen’s ‘The Money Men’ and the ideal treasurer

Books

What comes next?

Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism’ and the future of economics

Art

Bringing them home

The National Museum of Australia’s ‘Encounters’ and the politics of collection

Books

Close encounter

Five days with David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’

Music

Blank space

Grimes’ puzzling ‘Art Angels’

Noted

Art

‘Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and Its Echoes’

NGV Australia, Melbourne (until 31 January 2016)