essays

Streeton’s shriek

Culture Art

Alarming revelations about the great Australian painter

The glass curtain

Culture Music

Classical music’s problem with women

Pale blue dot

Society Science and technology

The myth of the ‘overview effect’, and how it serves space industry entrepreneurs

Which jobs and what growth?

Society Economics

We need to talk about the economy

Inner space

Society COVID-19

Taking to London’s streets in lockdown, with thoughts of Orwell and Henry Miller, plagues, eels, decorative cakes and what might be done in the belly of a whale

In times like these, what would Oodgeroo do?

Society Indigenous Australia

On the influence of Aboriginal poet, activist and educator Oodgeroo Noonuccal

The lockdown diaries

Society History

Melbourne in the time of pandemic

Soul music: Kev Carmody

Culture Music

The life of a great Australian songwriter

Snapback

Politics Federal politics

In the face of the pandemic, Scott Morrison has failed to adjust his thinking, and wants to return to the way things used to be

Chelmsford revisited

Culture Books

Thirty years on from the excoriating royal commission, two practitioners of deep sleep therapy seek redemption in a defamation case that again blames Scientologists for their downfall

The art of class war

Society Sport

How decades after Murdoch and Packer destroyed the popular appeal of a game created for the masses, Peter V’landys is putting rugby league back on top

Storm in a port: The unfolding disaster of the Ruby Princess

Society COVID-19

The system breakdowns onboard and onshore that led to the docking of the coronavirus cruise ship

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