May 2012

Essays

Gina Rinehart’s quest for respect and gratitude

What Gina Wants

One-sport Wonders

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

World War II

An Unknown Soldier

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

World

The Insult

An incurious encounter takes flight

The Nation Reviewed

The New Republican

Preparing for Another Tilt at the Crown

Art

Drawn Faces

The Last of the Court Artists

Saturday Night

St Vincent’s Emergency Department

Quiet, Please

CityRail’s ‘Quiet Carriages’ Trial

Environment

Red Dog

A pet’s mutiny

Arts & Letters

Bird-brained

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

A White Cube in a Black Box

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

Hurtling Stone

Meeting theatre director Simon Stone

Wave of Song

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

A Cad and a Gentleman

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

Noted

Encounters

Cartoon