May 2020

Essays  Right arrow


The ministry of pandemics

How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us

The ministry of pandemics
Hillsong’s strange tides

Federal politics

Hillsong’s strange tides

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

Adam Bandt, the personable hardliner

Federal politics

Adam Bandt, the personable hardliner

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

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Image of Parliament House, March 24, 2020

Federal politics

What lessons will we learn from the virus?

Hope is essential, but optimism can be deadly

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Another month of plague

Voices from the coronavirus outbreak

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

International politics

Electoral distancing

Australia’s Bernie Sanders volunteers

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Power outage

Athlete Claire Keefer trains for a Paralympics now postponed

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Quiet life

The acoustic ecologists documenting our quieted world


He is risen!

Keeping mum about the Easter Bunny

Rough draught

Keeping up appearances during periods of homelessness

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Still from ‘The Platform’
Image of Cable Ties


The ripple effect: Cable Ties’ ‘Far Enough’

A big year turned on its head for the Melbourne band

Noted  Right arrow

Cover of ‘Fathoms’


‘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

Cover of ‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’


‘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

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
Zoom of Doom! What have we done to deserve this?
In light of recent events