November 2020

Magazine

November 2020

When the rivers run dry

The disappearing man

Coupe de grâce

The disappearing man

On Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party


The Monthly Essays

The disappearing man

On Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party

Woke politics and power

How liberalism’s blind spot let cancel culture bloom

Coupe de grâce

Could the legacy of Australia’s worst bushfires on record be the end of native logging?


The Nation Reviewed

When the rivers run dry

Universities are in trouble, and the government isn’t helping

Narrabri’s gas-fired liability

Locals fear coal-seam gas mining in the Pilliga will destroy the forest, the water and the tourism industry

The breath of Venus

Does the detection of phosphine gas point to life among Venus’s clouds?

Enemy of the state

The dissident Indonesian lawyer charged for tweeting about Papuan activism


Arts & Letters

Me versus we: ‘The Upswing’

Rebuilding a more egalitarian, altruistic and communitarian society without sacrificing individual liberties

The long goodbye: ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson deals with her father’s decline into dementia by “killing” him through various means

The last days of disco: ‘Róisín Machine’

Róisín Murphy’s latest album is unusually mature pop driven by restlessness



Noted

‘The Living Sea of Waking Dreams’ by Richard Flanagan The Booker Prize winner’s allegorical new novel about the permanence of loss By Helen Elliott

‘Kajillionaire’ directed by Miranda July A family of con artists are the American writer-director’s latest offbeat protagonists in a surreal but heartfelt film By Craig Mathieson


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