May 2022

Essays  Right arrow

Society

The death of Kumanjayi Walker

On the shooting in Yuendumu and the trial of Northern Territory policeman Zachary Rolfe

The death of Kumanjayi Walker
Morrison’s power without purpose

Federal politics

Morrison’s power without purpose

As prime minister, Scott Morrison has offered neither competence nor vision

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Labor leader Anthony Albanese at Mount Thorley Warkworth mine near Newcastle, New South Wales.

Federal politics

Spoiling for victory

The election campaign is no way to decide how to run the country

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Environment

Where did all the bogongs go?

The drastic decline of the bogong moth could have disastrous ecological consequences

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Society

OnlyFans and the adults in the room

The emerging OnlyFans community offering training and support to adult-content creators

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Music

ANAM Set and music in lockdown

The project that commissioned 67 Australian composers to write for each of Australian National Academy of Music’s musicians in lockdown

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Image of Steve Toltz

Books

The quip and the dead: Steve Toltz’s ‘Here Goes Nothing’

A bleakly satirical look at death and the afterlife from the wisecracking author of ‘A Fraction of the Whole’

Detail of cover of Simon Tedeschi’s ‘Fugitive’

Books

Ghost notes: Simon Tedeschi’s ‘Fugitive’

A virtuoso memoir of music and trauma, and his experiences as a child prodigy, from the acclaimed Australian pianist

Still from ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’

Film

One small step: ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’ and ‘Deep Water’

Richard Linklater’s rotoscoped film evokes the optimism of late-1960s America, while Patricia Highsmith’s thriller gets another disappointing adaptation

Noted  Right arrow

Cover of Robert Lukins’ ‘Loveland’

Books

‘Loveland’

Robert Lukins’ second novel takes a Brisbane woman to Nebraska, where an inheritance sparks a change in character as well as in fortune

Still from ‘We Own This City’

Television

‘We Own This City’

David Simons, creator of ‘The Wire’, returns to Baltimore for a present-day examination of rapacious police corruption

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
Cartoon
Who’s preferencing whom?
In light of recent events