September 2017


Magazine

September 2017

Canberra needs a watchdog

Tents in the city

Title fight

Success dogged him

Sly late style

A certain madness

The script changed

Torch songs

Title fight

The people of the Pilbara take on Australia’s great philanthropist

The Nation Reviewed

Canberra needs a watchdog

Who is keeping an eye on our federal politicians?

Tents in the city

The controversy over Martin Place’s homeless community became a political power struggle

Hump day

The descendants of Australia’s “Afghan” cameleers get together in remote South Australia

A beautiful chaos

The Artful Dodgers Studios is a haven for young artists and musicians


The Monthly Essays

Title fight

The people of the Pilbara take on Australia’s great philanthropist

The crankhandle of history

Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?


Vox

True love in Nauru

Two gay refugees face an unwelcoming community and an uncertain future

Owl

Arts & Letters

Success dogged him

Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister

Sly late style

JM Coetzee’s ‘Late Essays: 2006–2017’ shows his deep respect and sympathy for fellow writers

A certain madness

Beneath the surface comedy of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Watt’ lies a metaphysical quest to know the unknowable

The script changed

James Gray’s ‘The Lost City of Z’

Torch songs

Lana Del Rey gets a little happier on ‘Lust for Life’



Noted

‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie Shamsie’s seventh novel puts a modern spin on an Ancient Greek tragedy By Helen Elliott


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