Music

Luxury

What is it really like inside the VIP?

Steve Colquhoun Does true VIP treatment at a top nightclub live up to its extravagant promise?

Management

Facebook founder Zuckerberg has more billions than his age

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Peter Farquhar Mark Zuckerberg has become the third member of an ultra-exclusive clique.

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A word to the wise

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Sam de Brito There's just one thing you can't find on the internet, and it's a commodity we all crave.

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Aurally transmitted diseases

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Sam de Brito Watch out who you whistle at ... they might catch something.

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Gods of metal

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Sam de Brito Hard rock gigs are a rare way for young men to get physical in an appropriate manner.

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Miss my arse

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Sam de Brito Who does that bozo travelling under the speed limit and leaving braking room think he is?

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The spectrum

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Sam de Brito The more brawny professional footballers and bird-bodied hipster dudes I meet, the more impressed I am by the spectrum of masculinity that exists in this country ...

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First jobs

Before they were famous

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Starting out... Jon Stewart was puppeteer, Hugh Jackman a party clown, and Brad Pitt a limo driver for strippers.

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Click magnet

Gamers take on grey tinge

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Jenneth Orantia The average gamer is ageing as new recruits from all stages of life are taking up the pastime.

Rich list

Oprah still the world's best paid celebrity

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Her new television network is struggling, but Oprah Winfrey's bank account is doing just fine, according to Forbes

The i-generation

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Sam de Brito There's a famous scene in the 1949 Orson Welles movie The Third Man where his character Harry Lime talks about the gifts of adversity ...

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Manorexia

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Sam de Brito I met a guy the other day who didn't eat. Well, I guess he ate sometimes or else he'd never do poop and as the saying goes - "you don't shit, you die" ...

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Angry young men

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Sam de Brito Jeez, isn't it unfashionable to be angry? I don't mean phoning-up-the-radio-to-complain-about-them-boat-people-angry.

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Bores

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Sam de Brito It's troubling to admit, but I'm a bore. A "new-father bore" to be precise - one of those blokes who whips out his mobile to show you the video of him looking for "monsters" with his two-year-old...

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Untranslatable

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Sam de Brito There's a term in Vietnamese "di nhau" which basically translates as "meeting friends to have a cheap beer at a streetside stall, eat small plates of food and shoot the breeze" but, aside from that...

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The built-in reaction

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Sam de Brito Jack White, the former singer and guitarist with The White Stripes, last week had a dig at Lady Gaga, describing her persona as "all artifice. It's all image with no meaning behind it".

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The bastardisation of the cafe

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Sam de Brito Sure, we brew a mean cup of java, but the most vital component of a vibrant cafe culture is sorely lacking.

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Friction

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Sam de Brito Your daily struggle is not unique, and neither is the substance abuse you use to cope.

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Cold and timid souls

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Sam de Brito Excuse me, Sir, are you licensed to hold that opinion?

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Common sense

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Sam de Brito Can online learning save democracy? One man thinks so.

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