June 2022

Essays  Right arrow

Politics

Teal and loathing: On the campaign trail

The seismic shift that saw voters around the country turn on the Coalition and deliver a Labor victory

Teal and loathing: On the campaign trail
The slow fade of music education

Music

The slow fade of music education

An elegy for music, learning and impoverished culture

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Image of Scott Morrison, May 21, 2022

Federal politics

A defeat for the true deceivers

The demise of Morrison’s Liberals paves the way for a transformative parliament

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

International politics

The China–Solomons deal is not about us

The new Pacific security pact reflects America’s influence, not Australia’s

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Science and technology

Red rover

The Australian astrobiologist leading NASA’s search for life on Mars

VOX

How to make it in business

Succumbing to the Ponzi scheme of publishing a national short-story magazine

Succulent Chinese meme

The untold story behind ‘Democracy Manifest’, the nation’s most famous meme

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Robert Fielding, Western Arrernte and Yankunytjatjara peoples, ‘Graveyards In Between’, 2017

Art

Standing and ceremony: The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial

Themed around ‘Ceremony’, the NGA exhibition provides a moving examination of what it means to be Indigenous in 2022

Image of James Joyce and publisher Sylvia Beach in Paris

Books

The consecration: James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

A century after its publication, the difficult reputation of Joyce’s seminal novel has overshadowed its pleasures

Image of Tom Cruise, circa 1980

Film

Sixty business: Tom Cruise

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ hits screens as its ruthlessly career-oriented star turns 60

Noted  Right arrow

Cover image of Louise Kennedy’s ‘Trespasses’

Books

‘Trespasses’

The powerful debut novel from Irish author Louise Kennedy is a masterclass in emotional compression

Cover image of Paul Dalla Rosa’s ‘An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life’

Books

‘An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life’

Alienations and fantasies of escape unify the stories in Australian author Paul Dalla Rosa’s debut collection

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