October 2015

Essays  Right arrow

Society

Coal crash

How long can Australia ride in the coal wagon?

Coal crash
Australia and I

Books

Australia and I

A British author’s complicated relationship with the island continent

The lost art of listening

Music

The lost art of listening

Has classical music become irrelevant?

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

An era over

Federal politics

An era over

Exit Abbott, enter Turnbull

The house loses

Issues and policies

The house loses

The Australia Council’s history of challenges and challengers

Lee Lin’s double life

Society

Lee Lin’s double life

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

The Ipswich treehouse story

Books

The Ipswich treehouse story

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

Passion projects

Film

Passion projects

Brian & Karl make films that speak their own languages

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

The rule of law, soap-opera style

An Australian author writes for Burmese television

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Ferrantissimo

Books

Ferrantissimo

The femaleness of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels

An eye for tyrants

Film

An eye for tyrants

Snowtown director Justin Kurzel takes on ‘Macbeth’

Standing on the outside

Music

Standing on the outside

Cold Chisel reconsidered

Don’t call me ‘Whitey’

Film

Don’t call me ‘Whitey’

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

Noted  Right arrow

‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates
‘The Heart Goes Last’ by Margaret Atwood
‘Purity’ by Jonathan Franzen