May 2017


Magazine

May 2017

New tricks

Base power

Wicked problems

The fighter

The state of our art

Language woken up

Long time coming

Feel the divine

Wicked problems

What are the real reasons behind the rise and stall of Malcolm Turnbull?

The Nation Reviewed

New tricks

Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?

Base power

The energy crisis is all about politics rather than supply

The tallest tree

Brett Mifsud is saving Australia’s tallest trees

Making tracks

The restoration of Mt Wellington’s Organ Pipes track requires painstaking work


The Monthly Essays

Wicked problems

What are the real reasons behind the rise and stall of Malcolm Turnbull?

Rape among the lamingtons

Tragic evidence of child sexual abuse in the Newcastle Anglican Church

The fighter

Sally McManus is the new face of Australia’s union movement


Medicine

Sick day

Sickness can be debilitating but it also offers escape

Medicine

Arts & Letters

The state of our art

What does ‘The National’ say about contemporary Australian art?

Language woken up

Detained asylum seekers tell their own stories in ‘They Cannot Take the Sky’

Long time coming

‘Get Out’ is a sharp mix of horror, satire and racial commentary

Feel the divine

A new compilation celebrates the devotional music of jazz legend Alice Coltrane



Noted


In Light of Recent Events

Swimming is the only time, while awake, that I’m not enslaved to the internet. At first the solitary confinement is unnerving, maddening. But after a few laps my mind becomes loose, and I’m able to think in free form. I turn over past conversations with my wife, think up ideas for cartoons and wonder if I should resume illegally downloading music. Recently, I approached some fellow swimmers who’d just pulled themselves out of the pool, and asked them to divulge the deep thoughts that ran through their minds as they swam. 

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