July 2013



July 2013

NSA surveillance

The Monthly Essays

Inside Tony Abbott’s mind

What would an Abbott government look like?

The many careers of Twiggy Forrest

What is the mining mogul’s higher calling?

The death of Fairfax and the end of newspapers

Where is the journalism we need going to come from now?

Sam Dastyari tries to fix the ALP

Is the general of NSW Labor serious about reform?

The Nation Reviewed

NSA surveillance

How the National Security Agency is undermining privacy and sovereignty

Inside Julian Assange’s high-tech lair

An interview with the WikiLeaks Party Senate candidate

Methadone and pho

A day in a drug treatment centre

RM Williams and haute couture

The iconic Australian brand has a new co-owner

After midnight with ‘Psychic TV’

Making contact with the other side


Maria versus the Serbs

You don’t want to let your 85-year-old Hungarian best friend down on a trip to church


Arts & Letters

Alex Gibney’s ‘We Steal Secrets: the Story of WikiLeaks’

This documentary’s sympathies are not with Julian Assange

Ellen Willis’s ‘Out of the Vinyl Deeps’

The critic’s collected essays offer a distinctly New York perspective

The unlikely resurrection of ‘Arrested Development’

The deliberately weird comedy series makes a comeback