June 2021

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June 2021

Ignoring the gap

Land of the free

Australian purgatory

The most hated man

Melbourne I

The Properties of Water

Australian purgatory

The permanent damage of temporary protection


The Monthly Essays

Australian purgatory

The permanent damage of temporary protection

The most hated man

On the sentencing of Richard Pusey for outraging public decency


The Nation Reviewed

Ignoring the gap

The budget shows that the government is not interested in lifting women out of poverty

Land of the free

A group of Australian expats is helping Nauru and Manus refugees start new lives in the US

Countdown to iBlastoids

Breakthroughs in embryo science may lead to replacement human organs, if we can agree on the ethics

Lumberjills

Once a male-heavy sport contested by dynastic families, competitive woodchopping is increasingly attracting strong women


Arts & Letters

Boston and Japan: ‘French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’

What connects Boston’s peerless collections of French Impressionism and historic Japanese art and design?

Melbourne I

New poetry

Like no actor ever: ‘My Name Is Gulpilil’

Molly Reynolds’s beautiful documentary is a fitting tribute to David Gulpilil, at the end of his singular life

Grand designs: ‘Real Estate’

Deborah Levy’s latest ‘living autobiography’ finds her travelling and contemplating home, family and art’s revolutionary potential

More than a feeling: ‘New Long Leg’

The deadpan spoken-word vocals of British post-punk band Dry Cleaning are the mesmeric expression of online consciousness

The Properties of Water

Poetry from the late Kate Jennings



Noted

‘Secrets of Happiness’ by Joan Silber The American author’s Austenesque latest novel, a collage of short stories, traces the common pursuit of happiness through love and money By Helen Elliott

‘Building for Hope’ by Marwa al-Sabouni The Syrian architect and writer makes a case for war being a consequence of modern architecture destroying the social fabric By David Neustein