October 2020

Essays  Right arrow

Politics

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Fear of spending
The lockdown diaries

COVID-19

The lockdown diaries

Melbourne in the time of pandemic

The second wave

Issues and policies

The second wave

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

Shattered

Environment

Shattered

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

Soul music: Kev Carmody

Music

Soul music: Kev Carmody

The life of a great Australian songwriter

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

The announcement artist

Federal politics

The announcement artist

Scott Morrison is good at promising but not at delivering

Lost for words

Art

Lost for words

Bryan Dawe on life without John Clarke

A minor language

Education

A minor language

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

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Body politic: ‘Boys State’

Film

Body politic: ‘Boys State’

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

In our nature: ‘Vesper Flights’

Books

In our nature: ‘Vesper Flights’

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

Listening to Roberta Flack

Music

Listening to Roberta Flack

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

Noted  Right arrow

‘The Time of Our Lives’ by Robert Dessaix

Books

‘The Time of Our Lives’ by Robert Dessaix

The memoirist’s latest, surprisingly unsettling instalment

‘The Lying Life of Adults’ by Elena Ferrante

Books

‘The Lying Life of Adults’ by Elena Ferrante

The Neapolitan author returns to characters driven by compulsions and tensions of class

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