July 2017

Essays

Society

Killing our media

The impact of Facebook and the tech giants

Art

Country needs people

Mapping and minding shared lands

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

To walk in two worlds

The Uluru Statement is a clear and urgent call for reform

Federal politics

The handshake

Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?

Race and ethnicity

Age-old hate

Anti-Semitism is on the rise

Books

Word wranglers

Meet the team behind the Macquarie Dictionary

Music

Beyond the notes

Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar String Quartet meet some of Melbourne’s youngest musicians

Food

A near-impossible sell

Sprout farmer Bruce Adams has created one of Australia’s more unlikely oversized highway attractions

Vox

The Vox Owl

A few questions before you go

How do we decide how we die?

Arts & Letters

Art

What must be said

Australia’s Tracey Moffatt leads the way at the 57th Venice Biennale

Film & Television

Politics gets personal

Laura Poitras’ ‘Risk’ sidesteps the biggest question about Julian Assange

Books

Her eloquent heart

Arundhati Roy’s ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ was worth the 20-year wait

Film & Television

Sweeping us up

Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’ is a meditation on the allure of the climb

Music

Parallel universes

With their two new other-worldly albums, Shabazz Palaces continue to evade categorisation

Noted

In Light of Recent Events

Cartoon

QUIZ — The Butterfly Effect