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Letter 61: More Philosophy, Please, and Pale Ale and the Arts

June 6, 2018

• More Culture, Please

What else should we be doing?

Dan Friedman also provided a coverage suggestion: “Please consider adding arts coverage, especially books, television serials and films.”

To which I am happy to say, good idea, Dan. We’re working to add more of that from Australia in the coming weeks.

• Southwell Station

Finally, for this week at least, a travel suggestion from Jessie Doan: “You should consider going to Southwell Station. It’s remote, beautiful and quite wonderful. Nooki will cook you things that are surprisingly wonderful, albeit rough. The landscape is striking.”

Now here are our stories of the week and a travel tip drawn from my experience reporting in challenging countries. Share your travel tips if you get the urge, in our NYT Australia Facebook group, or by emailing us at [email protected].


And one quick (and exciting) announcement: Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter covering racial justice in the United States, will be appearing at two live events this month.

First, Nikole will be taking part in a conversation on race and politics with the actress Shareena Clanton at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne on June 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Get tickets here with the discount code NGVNYtimes.

She’ll also discuss these issues with Prof. Megan Davis at the University of New South Wales in Sydney on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Book your free tickets now.