February 2014

Essays  Right arrow


Lives of the magnates

Inside the worlds of Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest and Nathan Tinkler

Lives of the magnates
Adam Bandt at his election-night party, 7 September 2013. © Paul Jeffers / Fairfax


The future of the Greens

Government or activism?

The islands Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu. © Kyodo / Reuters 


Japan, China, Senkaku, Diaoyu

Why is Australia taking sides in the East China Sea?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Lest we go over the top

World War I

Lest we go over the top

How should we remember World War One?

Why climate change defeats our short-term thinking

Why climate change defeats our short-term thinking

On science, religion, politics and ideology

Five years after Black Saturday
Andrew Upton goes solo


Andrew Upton goes solo

It’s a new era for Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic director

Scott Morrison at Shirelive

Scott Morrison at Shirelive

Presents, prayers and asylum seekers


Medicine's mission to Mars

Transplants, out-of-body organs and limits to treatment


Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Gavrilo Princip arrested in Sarajevo after assassinating Austria-Hungary’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 28 June 1914. Image: Wikimedia Commons


Re-evaluating World War One

Margaret MacMillan’s ‘The War That Ended Peace’, Paul Ham’s ‘1914’ and David Reynolds’ ‘The Long Shadow’

Photo: Timothy Allen

Putting Australia on the map

‘Mapping Our World’ at the National Library of Australia

ASIO photo of Gary Foley with Black Panther Denis Walker. Courtesy of Haydn Keenan

ASIO surveillance in ‘Persons of Interest’

Documentary series charts the history of Australia’s intelligence-gathering operations

Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) with a still from the ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ video. © Mark Gamboni / ACMI

Music videos: a personal history

From Saturday-morning ‘Rage’ to ACMI’s ‘Spectacle’ exhibition

‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ and ‘Nebraska’ film reviews

‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ and ‘Nebraska’ film reviews

New work from directors Abdellatif Kechiche and Alexander Payne

Noted  Right arrow

Rebecca Mead’s ‘The Road to Middlemarch’
Encounters  Right arrow
Joh Bjelke-Petersen & the Shah of Iran