February 2017


Magazine

February 2017

Relying on Trump

A big dump

Arrested development

The new black

The character business

Climax isn’t the point

This storied land

A German comedy?

Who’s the boss now?

Arrested development

James Packer has been down, but he’s not out


The Nation Reviewed

Relying on Trump

Australia needs to rethink its approach to regional security

A big dump

Why is the South Australian government so enthused about a nuclear waste dump?

The new opium wars

The links between Australia’s poppy industry and opioid addiction crisis

Not-church on time

The Weekly Service offers a different kind of communion

Back from the dead

One dedicated bird watcher devoted years to the elusive night parrot


The Monthly Essays

Arrested development

James Packer has been down, but he’s not out

The new black

The overworked, underpaid, cash-in-hand worker is becoming increasingly common

The character business

What does the deluge of political biography and memoir say about politicians and readers?


VOX

The science question and feminism

STEM is the future, and women need to be part of it

Owl

Medicine

Sex and pharmaceuticals

It was championed by women’s groups, but Addyi is not the “female Viagra”

Medicine

Arts & Letters

Climax isn’t the point

Emily Witt’s ‘Future Sex’ and Sheila Rowbotham’s ‘Rebel Crossings’ approach the concept of free love from different perspectives

This storied land

Mark McKenna’s ‘From the Edge’ tells four fascinating stories of Aboriginal and settler interaction through the history of place

A German comedy?

Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ is one of the most misread movies of the year

Who’s the boss now?

Bruce Springsteen is the consummate live performer



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