November 2013

Essays  Right arrow

Why Rupert Murdoch can’t be stopped

The political empire of the News Corp chairman

Why Rupert Murdoch can’t be stopped
The Clifton Hill team warms up in Kensington. © William Mendoza 

Sport

Soccer is for girls

What a father learnt on the sidelines

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Tony Abbott apologises

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott apologises

The prime minister is sorry about everything

Australia at the UN Security Council

United Nations

Australia at the UN Security Council

Our month-long stint as president

Sonny Dickson reveals Apple’s secrets

Sonny Dickson reveals Apple’s secrets

The Melbourne teenager with the worldwide scoop

Ella Ebery is 97 with so much to do

Ella Ebery is 97 with so much to do

Illness and enforced retirement won’t stop a local newspaperwoman

In the footsteps of Heath Ledger

In the footsteps of Heath Ledger

James Mackay is on the audition trail in LA

The making of “Chopper” Read

Crime

The making of “Chopper” Read

How the man became a myth

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

The end of an era

An election, a neighbour, a dog

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

A barracuda. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Subtropical beech forest, northern NSW © Paul Curtis

Rainforest

Germaine Greer’s ‘White Beech’

The hero of this story is a tree or rather a species of tree

Zealous Gold Diggers, Bendigo, by ST Gill. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria

Feminism

Clare Wright’s ‘The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka’

The full moon had a lot to answer for

You Am I’s line-up, c.1990: Nik Tischler, Tim Rogers and Mark Tunaley © Tony Mott
‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Blackfish’ and ‘20 Feet from Stardom’

Film

‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Blackfish’ and ‘20 Feet from Stardom’

New films from Ryan Coogler, Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Morgan Neville

Noted  Right arrow

Shaun Tan’s ‘Rules of Summer’
Gordon Peake’s ‘Beloved Land’
Eimear McBride’s ‘A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing’
Encounters  Right arrow
Cartoon
Pitty Pat & Prince Lorenzo