October 2010

Julian Assange holds a press conference on the 'Afghan War Diary' in London, 26 July 2010. © Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images
Exclamation politics
Goolarabooloo law man Joseph Roe on Cable Beach in Broome. © Simon Penn
The mission
Dubbed the greatest match race in history, Seabiscuit (inside left), ridden by George Woolf, beats War Admiral in 1938. © Bettman / Corbis

Sport

How not to win the Melbourne Cup

What happens when the family horse reveals a certain pedigree

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Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Indigenous Australia

Blanche’s boy

From his days in a boys’ home to co-founding Australia’s first Indigenous theatre group, Jack Charles has been up and fighting

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Carrol Jerrems, 'Mirror with a Memory: Motel Room', 1977. Type C colour photograph, 23 x 18 centimetres. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems
White-rumped Vultures, once abundant in north-east India, are considered a threatened species. © Corbis

Environment

Primary care

Tim Flannery’s ‘Here on Earth’

The Doors circa 1966. © Joel Brodksy / Corbis

Society

The infinite

Tom DiCillo’s ‘When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors’

Roots

Family and relationships

Roots

‘The Kids Are All Right’ and ‘The Tree’

Quaint misogyny

Television

Quaint misogyny

‘Mad Men: Season Four’

Noted  Right arrow

'How to Make Gravy' by Paul Kelly, Penguin, 576pp; $49.95
'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis' by Lydia Davis, Hamish Hamilton, 742pp; $55.00
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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz