February 2018

Essays

Politics

Dutton’s dark victory

The minister, Pezzullo and the demise of Immigration

Media

The fabulous tale of Nelly Yoa

The Sudanese community leader and sports star’s improbable rise

Science and technology

Virtual reality: from Giotto to VRporn

The unexpected history of a radical technology

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

Decoding the dual-citizenship crisis

Australia’s founders would be shocked at today’s interpretation of the Constitution

Issues and policies

Take the cake

One baker’s verdict on the marriage survey result

Family and relationships

Sanctuary without secrecy: a new women’s refuge

A new approach to making those experiencing family violence feel safe

Religion and ethics

Noah’s Ark floats again

The Australians bringing creationism to Kentucky

Music

Inside the Hot Dub Time Machine

The Australian musical export that’s making history

Vox

The Vox Owl

Screen-free day

C’mon, kids. It’ll be fun …

Arts & Letters

Art

‘Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age’

Treasures from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Books

Alexis Wright’s ‘Tracker’

A raw account of Aboriginal politics through the stories of ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth

Film & Television

Warwick Thornton’s ‘Sweet Country’

The Indigenous Australian filmmaker redefines the Western

Music

What happened to indie music

From Neutral Milk Hotel to Justin Timberlake

Noted

Books

‘Border Districts’ by Gerald Murnane

Writing that rewards patience

Books

‘Her Body and Other Parties’ by Carmen Maria Machado

Short stories that cross genres and emotional states

In Light of Recent Events

Cartoon

What’s not to love about summer?