All Men Are Liars

Ancient echoes


Sam de Brito Dwelling on the past may not be fashionable but it keeps you humble.

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Beating the traffic blues

Illustration: Cathy Wilcox

Sam de Brito Feel like you're wasting your life in traffic? An enlightening solution is a click away.

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Suspicious job titles


Sam de Brito I'm incredibly wary when a man can't explain what he does in under 10 words.

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$62m to marry my daughter: tycoon offers bounty for man to woo lesbian daughter


Tom Phillips in Shanghai One of Hong Kong's richest men has offered a reward of nearly £40 million ($62.2 million) to the man who can woo his lesbian daughter.


Why work perks can backfire


Amanda Bryan If you believe having access to a nap room or free beer would improve your office, think again.

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Sky high

The stratospheric appeal of 'supertall' buildings


Hubris and scandals colour the history of skyscrapers and yet their allure is greater than ever.

Long hot summer


Sam de Brito So here we are again, the sixth time All Men Are Liars has bid you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, a super summer ... whence I commence my January prayer that I'll have a job come the new year ...

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Wide influence

Calvin Klein store designer works for Trappist monks: interview

Trappist Monks.

From a Calvin Klein store in New York to a Trappist monastery in the Czech Republic, architect John Pawson is moving into the spotlight.

Money, money, money

Power plays

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the film Wall Street.

Jessica Irvine Neither a borrower nor a lender be ... instead watch the drama that unfolds around such acts of avarice when writers mine the global financial crisis for material, writes Jessica Irvine.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival


David Sutherland Candle-lit laneways, exquisite sweets, renowned chefs - it's the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

An architect in space


Jenny Brown Astronauts present complex challenges for this Italian architect.