July 2018

Essays  Right arrow

Society

The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch

After decades of influence, the media mogul isn’t so much a person as an epoch

The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch
Child protection doesn’t always protect children

Issues and policies

Child protection doesn’t always protect children

When families in the Northern Territory need help, removing children isn’t necessarily the answer

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration

Indigenous Australia

Voice, Treaty, Truth

An uncoordinated approach to treaty-making creates a quandary for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Illustration

Issues and policies

Minding your data in a post-GDPR world

Some good news about online privacy has just popped up

Illustration

Religion and ethics

The Buddha of Bendigo

The world’s biggest gem-quality Buddha statue has made its home in central Victoria

Illustration

Environment

Crafting a ceramic habitat for a handfish

Hobart artist Jane Bamford is helping a critically endangered fish to spawn

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

The amazing true story of a sex ed outrage

Why did a children’s book published three years ago suddenly go viral?

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

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Books

The end of American diplomacy: Ronan Farrow’s ‘War on Peace’

The Pulitzer Prize winner explains how the State Department’s problems started long before Trump

Image of Australian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Architecture

Two worlds at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

The consumption of space, land and habitat is Australia’s focus at the world’s pre-eminent architecture event

Still from Brothers’ Nest

Dirty work in Clayton Jacobson’s ‘Brothers’ Nest’

The filmmakers behind ‘Kenny’ take a darker turn

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Music

Angélique Kidjo reinvents Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’

This remake of the 1980 classic insists on the connections between musical traditions

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Cover of Kudos

Books

‘Kudos’ by Rachel Cusk

A masterful trilogy concludes

Image of Michael Cook, Court (2014), no. 7 from the Majority Rule series

Art

‘Colony’ at NGV Australia

Twin exhibitions explore the very different experiences of settlement for European and Indigenous peoples

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
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The anti-vaxxer’s animal ABC
In light of recent events