May 2012

Essays  Right arrow

Gina Rinehart’s quest for respect and gratitude

What Gina Wants

Gina Rinehart’s quest for respect and gratitude
Glenmore Park Junior Rugby League Club, 2007. © Newspix/News Limited

One-sport Wonders

Athletic children are being hot-housed to yield more stars and medals. But there’s a cost.

The identification disc in question. Image courtesy of Robin Barker.

World War II

An Unknown Soldier

A father’s World War II keepsake sparks a harrowing journey

Statue of a kouros in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. © Jean-Pierre Lescourret/Corbis


The Insult

An incurious encounter takes flight

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Campbell Newman. © Brian Cassey
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The New Republican

Preparing for Another Tilt at the Crown

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


Drawn Faces

The Last of the Court Artists

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Saturday Night

St Vincent’s Emergency Department

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Quiet, Please

CityRail’s ‘Quiet Carriages’ Trial

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

A male satin bowerbird collects decorations for his bower. © Cyril Ruoso/Minden Pictures


Tim Birkhead’s 'Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird'

Drawing by Barrie Marshall of the winning Australian pavilion design. Image courtesy of Denton Corker Marshall.

A White Cube in a Black Box

Denton Corker Marshall’s design for Australia’s new Venice Biennale pavilion

Eloise Mignon and Anthony Phelan in the Stone-directed 2011 Belvoir production of 'The Wild Duck'. © Heidrun Lohr

Hurtling Stone

Meeting theatre director Simon Stone

Wave of Song

Wave of Song

Jane Birkin’s world tour, 'Jane Birkin Sings Serge Gainsbourg'

A Cad and a Gentleman

A Cad and a Gentleman

Michael Winterbottom’s 'Trishna' and David and Stéphane Foenkinos' 'Delicacy'

Noted  Right arrow

‘The Weight of a Human Heart’ by Ryan O’Neill, Black Inc; $27.95
'Wish You Were Here' by Kieran Darcy-Smith (director), In national release
'The Mountain' by Drusilla Modjeska, Vintage; $32.95
'Save What You Can: The Day of The Triffids' by Bleddyn Butcher, Treadwater Press; $60.00
Encounters  Right arrow
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz