The Year In…

 

Things are likely to fall apart, and generally do.

Things are likely to fall apart, and generally do.

Hélène Frichot
The year in repair did not begin well, and geopolitical events unfolding at home and farther afield were only going to make it worse ...
The Voice and Australia's democracy crisis

The Voice and Australia’s democracy crisis

Stephen Charles KC and Lucy Hamilton
The dire state of truth in Australia’s civic space crystalised in 2023. We had seen the waning influence of News Corp’s impact on our elections and assumed it meant that enough of us were becoming inoculated against the propaganda. The ...
Subtle imaginations: resistant realities

Subtle imaginations: resistant realities

Martin Langford
Three recent collections Reviewed: Monster Field, Lucy Dougan, Giramondo, 92pp ISBN 9-781922- 725-37-0; Mourning is Women’s Business, Lee Cataldi, Puncher & Wattmann, 66pp ISBN 9-781922-671359; At the Altar of Touch, Gavin Yuan Gao, UQP, 113pp ISBN 978-0-7022-6334-7 As happens most ...
Seeking Equivalency

Seeking Equivalency

Wesley Enoch
In the past two decades we have observed an immense growth of First Nations protocols in public life. In 2008, we saw the opening of federal parliament begin with a traditional Welcome to Country and now we see acknowledgements of ...
Not talking about typography in 2022

Not talking about typography in 2022

Stephen Banham
The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club.’ Within a few months that single sentence of dialogue from David Fincher’s 1999 film Fight Club was catapulted (via Brad Pitt) into both popular culture and ...