June 2016

Essays  Right arrow

Politics

Could he actually win?

On the road with Bill Shorten

Could he actually win?
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

History

The mind of the Islamic State

An ideology of savagery

Grave Barrier Reef

Issues and policies

Grave Barrier Reef

The coral bleaching signals a defining environmental shift

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration

Issues and policies

Turnbull’s frolic

Can Malcolm Turnbull survive on optimism alone?

Back to the centre

Federal politics

Back to the centre

The electorate is not as volatile as we might imagine

Illustration

Federal politics

In dispute

There’s a new contender in Sophie Mirabella and Cathy McGowan’s battle for Indi

Illustration

International politics

Brexit wounds

Australia’s changing place in Britain’s EU deliberations

Illustration

Sport

Foot soldiers

Trackside at a 24-hour ultramarathon

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

The bathplug dilemma

China since the other Malcolm

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Sweet dark purpose

Books

Sweet dark purpose

Scaling the IVF mountain in Julia Leigh’s ‘Avalanche’

Still from Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Film

Don’t lose that Ricky

The Kiwi charm of Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Beyoncé in Lemonade

Music

The reckoning

Beyoncé’s powerful ‘Lemonade’

Noted  Right arrow

Cover of Unnecessary Wars

Books

‘Unnecessary Wars’ by Henry Reynolds

NewSouth Publishing; $29.99

Cover of The Healing Party
Dragon circa 700s

Art

Tang: Treasures from the Silk Road capital

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 10 July 2016