September 2019


Magazine

September 2019

A time to remember

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Losing yourself

Howard’s Heir: On Scott Morrison and his suburban aspirations

How the PM’s ‘Quiet Australians’ echoes Howard’s battlers and Menzies’ ‘Forgotten People’


The Monthly Essays

Howard’s Heir: On Scott Morrison and his suburban aspirations

How the PM’s ‘Quiet Australians’ echoes Howard’s battlers and Menzies’ ‘Forgotten People’

All Tomorrow’s Parties

The life and death of Spiro Boursinos, impresario of rave culture’s pioneering event Earthcore


The Nation Reviewed

A time to remember

The passing of Labor’s great speechwriter Graham Freudenberg highlights the party’s absence of a clear rationale

The Newcastle trial of Graeme Lawrence

The second most senior churchman in Australia to be found guilty of child sexual abuse

Spiralling admissions

Victoria’s royal commission hears stories of a dysfunctional, under-resourced mental health system

Safety net

The security business partnering with domestic violence services to help women and children escape abuse

On the beaches

Luke Cornish’s Border Force mural at Bondi Beach comes under attack


Vox

Mansuasion

Jane Austen as reviewed by men on Goodreads

Owl

Arts & Letters

Our largest sexual organ: Amee Baird’s ‘Sex in the Brain’

We know surprisingly little about how our brains orchestrate our sex lives

Tasmanian torments: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

The Babadook director talks about the necessity of violence in her colonial drama

Losing yourself

How can we be transformed by music if online platforms mean we will always remain ourselves?



Noted

‘Lambs of God’ Director Jeffrey Walker blends ripe melodrama and Gothic thriller in his TV series about three wayward nuns By Craig Mathieson

‘Here Until August’ by Josephine Rowe The Australian author’s second short-story collection focuses on the precipice of change rather than its culmination By Stephanie Bishop

‘The Godmother’ by Hannelore Cayre A sardonic French bestseller about a godmother, in the organised crime sense of the word By Helen Elliott


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