October 2018

Essays  Right arrow

Culture

A golden age of popular Indigenous storytelling

Against the blinding whiteness on Australian stage and screens

A golden age of popular Indigenous storytelling
Drugs: on medication, legalisation and pleasure

Health

Drugs: on medication, legalisation and pleasure

What role can cannabis and psychedelics play in modern medicine?

The alluring world of Liane Moriarty

Books

The alluring world of Liane Moriarty

Australia’s bestselling author isn’t interested in repeating herself

The Monthly Awards 2018

Books

The Monthly Awards 2018

Highlights of the year in Australian arts and culture

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration

Federal politics

Blowing up the government to save it

The Coalition has learnt nothing from Labor’s leadership disaster

Illustration

Art

The artistic revival at Papunya Tjupi Arts

Women painters are bringing the focus back to the birthplace of the Western Desert movement

Illustration

Sport

Feliks Zemdegs, Rubik’s champion

Meet the world’s fastest cuber

Illustration

Environment

Performing the Anthropocene

Scientists, anthropologists and artists gather to make sense of the Earth’s new epoch

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Detail of a painting of Barron Field

Barron Field and the myth of terra nullius

How a minor poet made a major historical error

Still from Christopher Robin

A man and his bear: Marc Forster’s ‘Christopher Robin’

Adults will find this new tale of Winnie the Pooh surprisingly moving

Image of Cher in 1979

Music

Eternally Cher

The queen of reinvention turns her attention to the works of ABBA

Noted  Right arrow

Cover of ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’
Cover of ‘The End’

Books

‘The End’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The ‘My Struggle’ series arrives at a typically exhausting conclusion

In Light of Recent Events  Right arrow
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In light of recent events