November 2011




A journey through north-western NSW with Ivan Sen

Greatness may be calling: Bob Hawke and Paul Keating in 1990. © Peter Morris/Fairfax Syndication

Federal politics

The book of Paul

Lessons in leadership and Paul Keating

Robert Menzies, then prime minister, takes his place in the queue to vote at the 1958 federal election. © The Age/Fairfax Syndication

Window dressing

The mirage of political reform

Odds on at the MCG, ANZAC Day 2009. © James Thomas. Image courtesy of Stadia Media.


Caught in the game

The rise of the sports betting industry

People living with HIV and AIDS, Sydney Mardi Gras, 1990s. © William Yang


A quiet anniversary

AIDS 30 years on

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Would-be US Republican presidential candidates still trying to win one for the Gipper, 11 October 2011. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP
'I don't dig texting', 2009. © Zawezome/Flickr

Science and technology

It tolls for thee

Generation Text

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


London calling

Dining at the Ledbury

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


A small breed

The Portuguese podengo

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Joan Didion alone with memories, 2005. © Kathy Willens/AP Photo


When the centre cannot hold

Joan Didion’s 'Blue Nights'

Delegates pause for reflection at the ALP National Conference, 2009. © Andrew Meares/Fairfax Syndication


New Labor dreaming

Troy Bramston’s 'Looking for the Light on the Hill'

Frank Moorhouse, the nation's Edith Wharton. © Steve Baccon/Fairfax Syndication


Age of innocence

Frank Moorhouse’s ‘Cold Light’

Carl Vine, 2011. © Keith Saunders. Image courtesy of Musica Viva.


Right composition

Meeting composer Carl Vine

Shelves of rock'n'roll dreams. © Joanne Fitzgerald.


Spin it

Identity in 30 albums

Noted  Right arrow

'What the Family Needed', By Steven Amsterdam, Sleepers Publishing, 280pp; $24.95
'1Q84', Books 1, 2 and 3, By Haruki Murakami, Harvill Secker, 952pp; $39.95
Encounters  Right arrow
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz