December 2015 - January 2016

Essays  Right arrow

Politics

Diabolical

Why have we failed to address climate change?

Diabolical
Shen Narayanasamy in the streets of Collingwood, Melbourne.

Issues and policies

Burning the stakeholders

Shen Narayanasamy takes on Transfield

The Respect to Mehmetçik Monument at Pine Ridge, Gallipoli.

History

An Anzac myth

The creative memorialisation of Gallipoli

Robert Domm interviews Xanana Gusmão, October 1990.

International politics

Oil and water

Australia blurs the lines with Timor-Leste

Julia at Melbourne Zoo in 2011.

Environment

In danger

The strange life and tragic death of Julia the gorilla

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Gesture politics

Issues and policies

Gesture politics

Recognition alone won’t fix indigenous affairs

Gone Walkabout

Food

Gone Walkabout

The last Aussie-themed pub in London

Lighting the king

Theatre

Lighting the king

Nick Schlieper illuminates a Shakespearean tragedy

Between the lines

Books

Between the lines

Making sense of the adult colouring craze

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

A beautiful mess

When European Christmas meets Australian suburbia

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Alan Bond, 1987.

Books

Read about it

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

Paul Keating and Bob Hawke in 1989.

Books

Ideas disguised as history

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

Supermarket in Oregon.

Books

What comes next?

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

Dugong figure, Tudu Island, Torres Strait.

Art

Bringing them home

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

Still from The End of the Tour.

Books

Close encounter

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

Grimes

Music

Blank space

Grimes’ puzzling ‘Art Angels’

Noted  Right arrow

Cover of The Gap of Time
Cover of The Natural Way of Things
Dusan Marek, Scientific Priest, 1965

Art

‘Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and Its Echoes’

NGV Australia, Melbourne (until 31 January 2016)