October 2019

Essays

Society

A man who hates women

The killing of Eurydice Dixon and the sentencing of Jaymes Todd

Arts

The desertification of Australian culture

How the diminishing government support for the arts is taking its toll

Climate change denialism

Rising tide

Dealing with sea-level rise when private property is at stake

The Nation Reviewed

Indigenous rights

No time for the meek

Keeping faith with the Uluru reforms

Sculpture

Seven monuments to Coranderrk

The art project marking the boundaries of the Yarra Valley’s historic Aboriginal station

Society

Broome’s bushman astronomer

Greg Quicke’s mission to help people understand the stars

Art

A traditional landscape

The UAE hosts a rare public exhibition for the colossal native title painting ‘Ngurrara Canvas II’

Vox

The Vox Owl

Tasteful sexuality

An oral history of the Warwick & Joanne Capper ‘Penthouse’ shoot

Arts & Letters

The Monthly Awards 2019

Highlights of the year in Australian arts and culture

Theatre

Patricia Cornelius: No going gently

‘Anthem’ marks the return of the Australian playwright’s working-class theatre

Books

‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’

Margaret Simons’ biography of one of the country’s most admired politicians

Society

Len Lawson: Australia’s most infamous comic artist

The tragic story of the creator of the Lone Avenger

Film

No one’s laughing now: Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

A gripping psychological study of psychosis offers a surprising change of pace in the superhero genre

Noted

Books

‘Act of Grace’ by Anna Krien

The journalist’s propulsive debut novel tackles the aftermath of the Iraq War

Books

‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood

The Stella Prize–winner returns with a stylish character study of women surprised by age

In Light of Recent Events

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