Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker is one of the most sought-out songwriters and producers in the world, spending half his year in LA collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson. Now, back home in Australia for summer – and a national tour – he talks to us about growing up in Perth, becoming a first-time dad, and the euphoria of creating a perfect song.
Also in this edition:
- Finland is proving homelessness can be solved. We take a look at the nation’s Housing First policy, which has seen homelessness fall 80% since the 1980s. How? Simple: providing homes.
- We visit the honey forest of northeastern Turkey, where villagers are sticking with a traditional form of beekeeping, despite threats from humans and honey-loving bears.
- ABC Radio’s Jacinta Parsons on how she’s learned to love the soft, squishy, loose bits about aging.
- We chat to the creators of homegrown horror-comedy Sissy, a film that carves up wellness culture, Wolf Creek and Y2K nostalgia during a hens’ weekend gone wrong.
- Journalist Jonathan Seidler opens up about his late father, Doctor Ray, the Kings Cross GP remembered by thousands, whose tragic death he unpacks in a new memoir about mental health, music and family.
- Singer-songwriter Vera Blue on her second album Mercurial, of pensive ballads and pure pop, which she describes as a reckless older sister to her debut.
- PLUS! Enter our Kids Cover Competition. We are asking budding artists aged 12 and under to draw/paint/create a festive cover for our Nov/Dec edition. Not only will the winning artwork star on the cover, but there are books to win, too!