October 2015

Essays

Society

Coal crash

How long can Australia ride in the coal wagon?

Books

Australia and I

A British author’s complicated relationship with the island continent

Music

The lost art of listening

Has classical music become irrelevant?

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

An era over

Exit Abbott, enter Turnbull

Issues and policies

The house loses

The Australia Council’s history of challenges and challengers

Society

Lee Lin’s double life

Lee Lin Chin’s rise from SBS newsreader to queen of satire

Books

The Ipswich treehouse story

Children’s lit heroes Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton and Jill Griffiths step off the page and onto the stage

Film

Passion projects

Brian & Karl make films that speak their own languages

Vox

The Vox Owl

The rule of law, soap-opera style

An Australian author writes for Burmese television

Arts & Letters

Books

Ferrantissimo

The femaleness of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels

Film

An eye for tyrants

Snowtown director Justin Kurzel takes on ‘Macbeth’

Music

Standing on the outside

Cold Chisel reconsidered

Film

Don’t call me ‘Whitey’

Corruption and collusion in Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’

Noted