Signs of the Times
May 2018 Issue | Vol 133 No 5
Articles in This Issue:
Death tradeWhile tobacco multinationals are seeing their customer base shrink in Western countries, they’re wasting no time recruiting new addicts elsewhere. Kent Kingston reports.
Who wrote the Bible? What kind of writing is it? How did we get it thousands of years later? David Jarnes lays out the basics.
Victoria is on track to allow doctor-assisted suicide from next year. New Zealand is not far behind. Bruce Manners examines the issue.
The greatest mind of the 20th century said he found God in music. Ty Gibson explains.
It’s commonly known that wholemeal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth wholemeal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats?
Dealing with the baby bluesMost of us don’t expect the birth of a baby to bring sadness or depression, but it’s more common than many realise—for both mums and dads. Julie Guirgis offers some practical tips.
Consumerism threatens to destroy us and our world, warns Brendan Pratt. Here’s what we can do about it.