October 2020

Magazine

October 2020

Lost for words

The lockdown diaries

The second wave

Shattered

Fear of spending

The second wave

Case studies of systemic failure in Victoria’s fight against coronavirus


The Monthly Essays

The lockdown diaries

Melbourne in the time of pandemic

The second wave

Case studies of systemic failure in Victoria’s fight against coronavirus

Shattered

A NSW community questions whether last summer’s catastrophic bushfire was inevitable

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Soul music: Kev Carmody

The life of a great Australian songwriter


The Nation Reviewed

The announcement artist

Scott Morrison is good at promising but not at delivering

Lost for words

Bryan Dawe on life without John Clarke

A minor language

If Footscray Primary’s Vietnamese program ends, what else is lost?


Arts & Letters

Body politic: ‘Boys State’

American democracy is documented in all its gangly, acne-mottled glory

In our nature: ‘Vesper Flights’

Helen Macdonald explores how the study of animals reveals unknown aspects of ourselves

Listening to Roberta Flack

‘First Take’, released 50 years ago, still echoes through the present



Noted

‘The Time of Our Lives’ by Robert Dessaix The memoirist’s latest, surprisingly unsettling instalment By Helen Elliott

‘The Lying Life of Adults’ by Elena Ferrante The Neapolitan author returns to characters driven by compulsions and tensions of class By Stephanie Bishop


In Light of Recent Events

We now cross to the / Press conference. Handily / Abridged in haiku.

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