December 2017 – January 2018

Essays  Right arrow



The Turnbull government has burned the bridge of bipartisanship

Image of Pope John Paul II in Gabon, 1982


Once upon a time in the West

Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?

The new era

International politics

The new era

Ready or not, China is here

Image of Gillian Triggs

Issues and policies

When the politics got personal

Gillian Triggs’ culture shock

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow


Federal politics

We are all diminished

Australian politics is full of contradictions, double standards and gaping voids


Issues and policies

The unflappable Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist talks energy alternatives and trying to elevate the narrative



Straight outta Narrandera

Victoria Lee takes on the Victoria’s Secret runway


Family and relationships

Home truths

Ah Gong and Ah Mah move into a culturally diverse aged-care facility



The new Grotesque

How the Monthly changed its typeface

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

On the road to Gundagai

An unexpected stop prompts the question: Just what is the deal with the Dog on the Tuckerbox?

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Unfinished business: A short story


Unfinished business: A short story

Can a young wartime couple pick up where they left off?

The inland food bowl
Image of Gerhard Richter, September (Ed. 139)


Arresting time

Gerhard Richter’s GOMA exhibition finds beauty in banality, meaning in the arbitrary

Still from The Greatest Showman

The ringmaster steps into the spotlight

Michael Gracey makes his directorial debut with the Hugh Jackman–starring ‘The Greatest Showman’

A space of one’s own


A space of one’s own

Histories personal and national inform Helen Johnson’s large-scale canvases

Image of Björk


The possible future

Björk moves towards renewal on ‘Utopia’

Still from Call Me By Your Name

The perfection of youth

Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a passionate, positive tale of first love

Noted  Right arrow

Image of Tony Matelli, Josh (2010)


Hyper Real

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, until 18 February 2018

Cover of City of Crows
In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
In light of recent events