May 2015

Essays

Society

Remote control

Ten years of struggle and success in indigenous Australia

Family and relationships

Havoc

A life in accidents

Health

Gut feelings

The mysteries of the microbiome

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

History repeats

The predictable patterns of Australian politics

Federal politics

Broken faith in politics

Australia has cheerfully grown complacent, self-absorbed and selfish

Indigenous Australia

Health and welfare

Restricted welfare payments may help in many indigenous communities

Gender

A crying shame

Women could use a little of the shameless confidence men take for granted

Environment

Bay of action

To preserve Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne should learn from Sydney

Digital bricklayers

In Sydney, Animal Logic is building a Lego animation empire

Vox

The Vox Owl

The insults of age

A one-woman assault on condescension

Arts & Letters

Books

Received wisdom

David Malouf’s extraordinary musings on life and art

Television

The king and I

How the television adaptation of ‘Wolf Hall’ transcends the usual Tudor tale

Secret diva

Róisín Murphy ends an eight-year absence from pop with ‘Hairless Toys’

Film

Chain of danger

A fresh take on horror in David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’

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