December 2017 – January 2018


Magazine

December 2017 – January 2018

Betrayal

The new era

Arresting time

A space of one’s own

The possible future

Betrayal

The Turnbull government has burned the bridge of bipartisanship

The Nation Reviewed

We are all diminished

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

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

Home truths

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

The new Grotesque

How the Monthly changed its typeface


The Monthly Essays

Betrayal

The Turnbull government has burned the bridge of bipartisanship

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

Ready or not, China is here

When the politics got personal

Gillian Triggs’ culture shock


VOX

On the road to Gundagai

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

Owl

Medicine

Some days

Some days, nothing comes easy

Medicine

Arts & Letters

Unfinished business: A short story

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

Arresting time

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

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

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

The possible future

Björk moves towards renewal on ‘Utopia’

The perfection of youth

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



Noted

Hyper Real National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, until 18 February 2018 By Miriam Cosic


In Light of Recent Events

Of all the things that should have annoyed the US president this year – White House infighting, a pesky media, hurricanes that devastated millions, hissy fits from nuclear-armed despots – what was the only thing that got on Donald J Trump’s goat? 


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