February 2013

Essays  Right arrow


The gambler

At home with David Walsh

The gambler
Students sitting a selective school entrance exam. © Peter Rae / Fairfax Syndication


The secret life of them

What it takes to shift class in Australia

Canberra, ca. 1915. Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia

Growing pains

The nation’s capital turns 100

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Tony Abbott, March 2010, ahead of the Port Macquarie Iron Man event. © Nathan Edwards / Newspix

Too darn hot

Joe Hockey for PM?

Antarctic cruise I

Sea shepherd vs whalers

Fairweather mates

Forty years of Australian–Chinese diplomacy


Antarctic cruise II

Following Shackleton

Mind the gap

A travelling library in India

Vox  Right arrow

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Black Saturday, Kinglake. © Dean Sewell / Oculi


Next Time

The lessons and literature of Black Saturday

Martin Street, East Geelong. © Ian Kenins

Hard truths

‘The Words That Made Australia’

The Australian Garden. © John Gollings / Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Work of wonder

The Australian Garden

Paul Lewis. © Pia Johnson
Nick Cave in Copenhagen, 2010. © Gonzales Photo / Demotix

Astral travelling

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ ‘Push the Sky Away’

Day of the jackpot


Day of the jackpot

Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Noted  Right arrow

‘Inheritance’ by Balli Kaur Jaswal, Sleepers Publishing; $24.95
Toulouse-Lautrec, National Gallery of Australia, Until 2 April 2013


National Gallery of Australia

Encounters  Right arrow
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz