May 2014

Essays  Right arrow

Politics

Men of a certain age

What is the cost of propping up Tony Abbott's favourite minority?

Men of a certain age
An empty billboard on the road to Corinth. © John Tsiavis

Whatever happened to the working class?

The left has forgotten where it came from

The Academi (formerly Blackwater) camp in the Great Dismal Swamp, North Carolina. © Academi

Issues and policies

Guns for hire

The surprising role of Australians in the rise of private security companies

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Detail from St George and the Dragon (circa 1435), Rogier van der Weyden

Knights and the old republic

Tony Abbott's aggressive monarchism

Who is the ordinary reasonable person?

Who is the ordinary reasonable person?

The trouble with repealing section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

The return of the Tichborne Claimant

History

The return of the Tichborne Claimant

A recent play resurrects a 150-year-old case of imposture

Mosquito diplomacy

Mosquito diplomacy

A plan to stop dengue fever sets off invasion fears in Indonesia

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

At eighty

Forty years of friendship

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

George Johnston and Charmian Clift in 1948. © Fairfax Syndication

The 50th anniversary of ‘My Brother Jack’

George Johnston’s classic of Australian war literature

Photo courtesy of Text Publishing.
Kanye West at the Grammy Awards in 2006. © Kevin Winter / Getty.
Time and transition in Sophie Hyde’s ‘52 Tuesdays’

Gender

Time and transition in Sophie Hyde’s ‘52 Tuesdays’

A new Australian film poses intriguing questions

‘Religion Succoured by Spain’ (circa 1572–75), Titian

Italy and Spain’s artistic exchange

‘Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

Noted  Right arrow

Lorrie Moore’s ‘Bark’

Book reviews

Lorrie Moore’s ‘Bark’

Faber; $29.99

Ceridwen Dovey’s ‘Only the Animals’
Encounters  Right arrow
Cartoon
John Monash & King George V