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'The system is broken. The system is not going to change willingly,' says Richard Walsh.

Silvertail subversives

Our political system is broken. Or so some say, including a handful of well-to-do Australians who have no obvious reason to feel aggrieved, yet are agitating for quite radical change.

Donald Trump, changing the Washington culture.

Change agent

The cultural fabric of Washington DC warps and weaves with every new president. What can residents expect in the Trump era?

Blinded (2016) by Polixeni Papapetrou.

Shutter time

The idea that photography can be art has moved into the mainstream over the lifetime of Sydney gallery Stills.



Tibetan monk activist Golog Jigme Gyatso.

Golog Jigme Gyatso

He was tortured by Chinese authorities for his role in a documentary about repression in Tibet. Then he escaped to continue raising the alarm.

Rose and Karina Lester are the daughters of Yankunytjatjara elder Yami Lester.

Rose and Karina Lester

Spurred on by personal tragedy, indigenous activists Rose Lester and her sister Karina have enjoyed success in their anti-nuclear campaigning.

The highest point on the swing is possibly the closest to godliness you'll ever get, says the author.


That beautiful pause at the very top of a swing’s arc is an exhilarating freedom.

Danny Katz.

Permanent fury

My boyfriend got his first tattoo. It's huge, it's on his thigh and I hate it. Is it a dealbreaker?

Benjamin Law.


My family has the longest, most drawn-out farewells in history. But it taught me the importance of a proper goodbye.


Prawn Tartare with pine nuts.

Go the raw prawn

For a fresh take on a prawn starter, swap cooked for a tartare and use a Mexican chilli salsa for a slow burn of taste.

Illustration by Simon Letch.

Cauliflower power

Cauliflower has hit the radar of the most influential chefs on the planet.