May 2020

Magazine

May 2020

The ministry of pandemics

How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us


The Monthly Essays

The ministry of pandemics

How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us

Hillsong’s strange tides

Brian Houston’s Pentecostal movement in an age of climate change and coronavirus

Adam Bandt, the personable hardliner

Where will the Greens’ unusual new leader take the party?


The Nation Reviewed

What lessons will we learn from the virus?

Hope is essential, but optimism can be deadly

Another month of plague

Voices from the coronavirus outbreak

Electoral distancing

Australia’s Bernie Sanders volunteers

Power outage

Athlete Claire Keefer trains for a Paralympics now postponed

Quiet life

The acoustic ecologists documenting our quieted world


VOX

He is risen!

Keeping mum about the Easter Bunny

Rough draught

Keeping up appearances during periods of homelessness


Arts & Letters

The ripple effect: Cable Ties’ ‘Far Enough’

A big year turned on its head for the Melbourne band



Noted

‘Fathoms: The World in the Whale’ by Rebecca Giggs The Australian writer’s lyrical consideration of our relationship with whales is a new and ambitious kind of nature writing By Andrew Fuhrmann

‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo (trans. Jamie Chang) The coldly brilliant, bestselling South Korean novel describing the ambient harassment and discrimination experienced by women globally By Helen Elliott


In Light of Recent Events

Zoom of Doom! What have we done to deserve this?

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