February 2019

Essays

Politics

The war on Malcolm

Behind the scenes of an overthrow

Issues and policies

What the government thinks you’re worth

Our nation’s economists have a price on your head, dead or alive

Science and technology

What is life?

In search of a unified theory of everything

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

The Devil and Scott Morrison

What do we know about the prime minister’s Pentecostalism?

Religion and ethics

From Hillsong to the Bible Belt

Christine Caine’s Australian brand of evangelism has found its flock in America

History

The search for the Endeavour

After all that, where did Cook’s ship end up?

Education

Formal night in Gunnedah

Not even a drought can stop this NSW country town’s night of nights

Arts & Letters

Film & Television

The spectacle of a political scandal: Jason Reitman’s ‘The Front Runner’ and Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Loro’

New films about ’80s presidential hopeful Gary Hart and Italy’s controversial Silvio Berlusconi both miss the mark

Music

Pete Shelley’s Buzzcocks: 40 years on

The history and legacy of a punk pioneer

Noted

Art

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA

Politics, culture and colour collide in Brisbane

Television

ABC TV’s ‘The Cry’

This Scottish–Australian drama successfully subverts the missing-child genre

In Light of Recent Events

Cartoon

Another summer of discontent