March 2014

Essays  Right arrow


Old folks, new technology

Can senior citizens bridge the digital divide?

Old folks, new technology
Gavin Nicholls was attacked by a shark while surfing near Newcastle in 2008. © Jonathan Carroll / Fairfax Syndication


The WA shark cull

Behind the rhetoric of protesters and promoters

Shark Bay, WA, 1977: Robyn Davidon completes her nine-month trek across the desert. © Rick Smolan / Getty Images

Robyn Davidson and Mia Wasikowska make ‘Tracks’

An epic desert trek finally reaches the screen

Jarrod Bleijie inspecting unsafe toys at a Brisbane childcare centre as part of “Operation Safe Christmas”, December 2013. © Dan Peled / AAP

Jarrod Bleijie takes on the bikies

The rise of Queensland’s young attorney-general

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Andrew Bolt and Tony Abbott. © Jason Edwards / Newspix


The conservative crusade against the ABC

Why do Andrew Bolt and company love to hate the national broadcaster?

Tony Abbott’s war on information

Tony Abbott’s war on information

Why a good media strategy is no way to run a country

The Tasmanian election

The Tasmanian election

The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split

Son Chhay’s hopes for Cambodia
Tim Fischer on the Ghan

Tim Fischer on the Ghan

From Adelaide to Alice Springs with a train devotee

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

Fairytale of New York

Will Australia learn from the US's healthcare mistakes?

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

The last of the Panamanian golden frogs are to be found in a “frog hotel” in El Valle de Anton. Photo: Brian Gratwicke

Stories of extinction

Andrew Glikson’s ‘Evolution of the Atmosphere’, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’, Errol Fuller’s ‘Lost Animals’ and Clifford Frith’s ‘The Woodhen’

© Peter E Barnes

Hi-tech architecture in Adelaide

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

© Didier Plowy
Lorde performing at the Laneway Festival in Sydney. © Will Reichelt

Kids these days

Laneway, Lorde and other disappointments

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’

The last film of a flight-obsessed genius

Noted  Right arrow

Robert Musil’s ‘The Confusions of Young Master Törless’


Robert Musil’s ‘The Confusions of Young Master Törless’

Trans. Christopher Moncrieff; Alma Classics; $19.99

National Gallery of Victoria’s ‘Melbourne Now’
Jane Rogoyska’s ‘Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa’
Encounters  Right arrow
Chips Rafferty & The Monkees