June 2012

Essays  Right arrow

She’s not there

The curious case of Cate Blanchett

She’s not there
Rupert Murdoch after facing the Leveson inquiry, 26 April 2012. © Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

James Murdoch

Murdoch & Company

Rupert is finally reaping what he sowed

Nicola Roxon, 2012. © Julian Kingma

James Murdoch

The Protector: Nicola Roxon

Australia’s Attorney-General wants a fair go for all. Will she get one herself?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

George Pell, Anzac service, 24 April 2009. © AAP/Jenny Evans

A New Opium

The Anzac cult

The Fat Man in History

Capitalists in the popular imagination

British monarchy

A Royal Pilgrimage

Queen Elizabeth’s Melbourne Visit

Thompson Harokaqveh campaigning in Gamusi, PNG, October 2011. © James Morgan

Veni, Vidi, Venus

The transit of Venus

A Case of Rust

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Cronulla Beach, Australia Day 2010. © James Brickwood/Fairfax Syndication

The Shire versus Australia

How a new show is creating drama

Panel from 'Sensitive Creatures'. © Mandy Ord

Memory Palaces

Australia’s budding graphic novel scene

An Australian light armoured vehicle, Tangi Valley, Afghanistan, March 2011. © SPC Eward Garibay/ISAF


Winning Enemies

Frank Ledwidge’s 'Losing Small Wars', Karen Middleton’s 'An Unwinnable War' and Michael Hasting’s 'The Operators'.

'Cyclone Tracy', Rover Thomas, 1991. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia.
Keaton Henson. © Sophie Harris-Taylor

Social media

Sensitive Souls

The troubadour glut

It’s Complicated

Noted  Right arrow

'HHhH' by Laurent Binet, Harvill Secker; $32.95
'Canada' by Richard Ford, Bloomsbury; $29.99
'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia', Nuri Bilge Ceylan (director), In limited release from 31 May
Encounters  Right arrow
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz