October 2017

Essays  Right arrow

Culture

This is not an opera house

Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point

This is not an opera house
C’mon, we’re being fun

C’mon, we’re being fun

‘Get Krack!n’s Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney are not pussyfooting around

Bender’s choice

Society

Bender’s choice

Tasmanian salmon, from farm to court

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration

Issues and policies

What should we do with Captain Cook?

The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures

Illustration

Music

On a mission

Reviving a century of Indigenous music through the Mission Songs Project

Illustration

Art

The world sneaks in

Take a walk through the TarraWarra Museum of Art’s International exhibition

Illustration

Theatre

Painting the picture

Audio describers bring theatre to life for the vision impaired

Illustration

Environment

Snapshots from the abyss

Meet Australia’s creatures of the deep

Vox  Right arrow

The Vox Owl

Lucky Luke

The Darwin poet whose muse is a dialysis machine

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

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Books

The ghost of creativity spurned

Richard Flanagan explores a different kind of darkness in ‘First Person’

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Break it down

Taylor Mac takes on ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’

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Music

Magnetic opus

Stephin Merritt brings his ‘50 Song Memoir’ to the Melbourne Festival

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Books

Small moments

Jennifer Egan’s dynamic new novel, ‘Manhattan Beach’, will reward all readers

Still from mother!

Usurped by chaos

A creative’s mea culpa? An allegory for environmental devastation? Either way, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ is an exhausting film.

Another summer’s night

Music

Another summer’s night

The intangible beauty of The Clientele’s ‘Music for the Age of Miracles’

Noted  Right arrow

‘The Choke’ by Sofie Laguna
‘The Burning Girl’ by Claire Messud
In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
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Modern life, rendered in woodblock
In light of recent events