October 2013

Essays  Right arrow

Eddie Perfect unleashes the beast

Pigging out with the star of stage and screen

Eddie Perfect unleashes the beast
By the time their sentence ends, many inmates will have rarely made a decision for themselves © Peter Brennan / Newpsix

Crime

Out on parole

The release plan

Michelle Garnaut in her Beijing restaurant, Capital M

© Michelle Garnaut

 
Astana’s Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. © Mariusz Kluznia

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

In defence of high art

In defence of high art

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

Rudd the narcissist

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

What Labor hasn’t learnt

The delusion continues post-election

The battle for the seat of Indi

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

Begging the Breaker’s pardon

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

Looking for Lasseter’s lost treasure

Looking for Lasseter’s lost treasure

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

Medicine

Ill communication

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

Medicine

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

The best of Australian arts 2013

Film

The best of Australian arts 2013

Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten

Puzzling the purpose of Australian literary magazines
Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’ and Richard Flanagan’s ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’
Musicians with a literary bent
© Peter Lindbergh
Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Act of Killing’
Watching ‘Orange Is the New Black’
Lorina Gore, one of the Rhinemaidens performing in November’s Ring cycle in Melbourne.

© Keith Saunders
Rihanna and pop music’s history of domestic violence

Noted  Right arrow

David Williamson’s ‘Rupert’ at the Melbourne Theatre Company
‘Bleeding Edge’ by Thomas Pynchon

American Literature

‘Bleeding Edge’ by Thomas Pynchon

Jonathan Cape; $32.95

Encounters  Right arrow
Cartoon
Rex Connor and Tirath Khemlani