September 2015

Essays

Society

Too many pills

On lifestyle diseases and quick fixes

International politics

Lines in the sand

The US and China’s struggle for power in Asia

Religion and ethics

On the edge of a cliff

Meeting the Dalai Lama in the Blue Mountains

The Nation Reviewed

Federal politics

Labor’s new game

Kevin Rudd gave the ALP its best chance for stable leadership

Environment

The rag trade

How charities transform the clothes we throw away

Food

Nervous eaters

When eating healthy becomes an eating disorder

Books

The two Abrahams

Stories of South Sudan from Traralgon

Vox

The Vox Owl

Another speaker

A dinner date with Billy Snedden

Arts & Letters

Art

Russia’s longest charm offensive

Catherine the Great still reigns in the NGV’s ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage’

Books

Horrors and joys

‘The Complete Works of Primo Levi’ reveals the Holocaust memoirist’s extraordinary breadth

Film

Not just a love story

Bringing Timothy Conigrave’s ‘Holding the Man’ to the screen

Highway or driveway

Jess Ribeiro’s ‘Kill It Yourself’ and Sui Zhen’s ‘Secretly Susan’

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