October 2013


Magazine

October 2013

In defence of high art

Rudd the narcissist

Out on parole

Kazakhstan’s city of gold

Eddie Perfect unleashes the beast

Pigging out with the star of stage and screen


The Nation Reviewed

In defence of high art

Are opera, ballet and classical music valuable as anything more than sedatives?

Rudd the narcissist

The 2013 election campaign came down to a contest between constancy and charisma, but Labor should have reined in its leader.

What Labor hasn’t learnt

The delusion continues post-election

The battle for the seat of Indi

Cathy McGowan had the edge in her electorate thanks to her following basic rural etiquette: show up, and be nice

Begging the Breaker’s pardon

Melbourne’s top barristers take up the Bushveldt Carbineer’s cause.

Looking for Lasseter’s lost treasure

The legend of the explorer’s “golden folly” still beguiles.


The Monthly Essays

Eddie Perfect unleashes the beast

Pigging out with the star of stage and screen

Out on parole

The release plan


Medicine

Ill communication

You can learn the science of medicine, but what about the human aspects?

Medicine

Arts & Letters

The best of Australian arts 2013

Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten



Noted


Encounters

Rex Connor and Tirath Khemlani

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