July 2013

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Federal politics

Inside Tony Abbott’s mind

What would an Abbott government look like?

Frances Andrijich / Headpress

Economics

The many careers of Twiggy Forrest

What is the mining mogul’s higher calling?

The Age offices in Collins Street, Melbourne c. 1903. © Fairfax Syndication

Media

The death of Fairfax and the end of newspapers

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

Sam Dastyari (L) and federal minister Anthony Albanese at the ALP National Conference in Sydney, 2011 © Dean Lewin / AAP

Federal politics

Sam Dastyari tries to fix the ALP

Is the general of NSW Labor serious about reform?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

NSA surveillance

National security

NSA surveillance

How the National Security Agency is undermining privacy and sovereignty

Inside Julian Assange’s high-tech lair

Inside Julian Assange’s high-tech lair

An interview with the WikiLeaks Party Senate candidate

Methadone and pho

Health

Methadone and pho

A day in a drug treatment centre

RM Williams and haute couture

Fashion

RM Williams and haute couture

The iconic Australian brand has a new co-owner

After midnight with ‘Psychic TV’

After midnight with ‘Psychic TV’

Making contact with the other side

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

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  Right arrow

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

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

This documentary’s sympathies are not with Julian Assange

Ellen Willis c. 1970Image from Out of the Vinyl Deeps, courtesy of Nona Willis Aronowitz.

Ellen Willis’s ‘Out of the Vinyl Deeps’

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

A Blue Whale and Whaling Men, by Frank Hurley, National Library of Australia
The unlikely resurrection of ‘Arrested Development’

The unlikely resurrection of ‘Arrested Development’

The deliberately weird comedy series makes a comeback

Noted  Right arrow

‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ by Neil Gaiman
‘Modern Vampires of the City’ by Vampire Weekend