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All Men Are Liars

It pays to sweat the small stuff

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Sam de Brito An iconic design shows it's the little things that separate the cream from the milk.

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What are you into?

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Sam de Brito Sit-ups and brunch are not the only things straights can learn from gays, says Dan Savage.

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Le Mans

Steve McQueen watch fetches $765,000

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A watch worn by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans has sold for almost $765,000 at an auction of film memorabilia.

All men are liars

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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All Men Are Liars

The indestructible phone

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Sam de Brito What's the real cost of our pathological need to have the newest, shiniest everything?

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Top of the crop

GQ's man of the year

JOEL EDGERTON IS GQ MAN OF THE YEAR 2011.

The 37-year old actor Joel Edgerton takes top gong amid rumours he is set for super-stardom for his upcoming role in The Great Gatsby.

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Less 'kultcha', more creativity

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Steve Dow The international presence and profile of Australian culture has faded at a huge cost to the nation.

Fishing guru

Cast of stars

Tetsuya Wakuda.

Megan Johnston A celebrity chef, a rock musician, a top cricketer - Craig McGill has had plenty of big fish as clients.

Brand building

The business of Lady Gaga

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Dirk Smillie, Forbes.com Lady Gaga isn't the music industry's new Madonna. She's its new business model.

The 50 year plan

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John Baily Melbourne comedian Sammy J is launching a show he plans to run for half a century.

Power, corruption, lies

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Gabriella Coslovich Just another day in the life on an Italian politician, perhaps, but it makes for compelling cinema.

Truly a premiere

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AFP Laos - with only two movie theatres and no production companies - has released its first film.

Wrestling Hamlet

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Elissa Blake Playing the dark prince has scared actor-writer-director Brendan Cowell sober.

The fabulous touch

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He designs parties, interiors and furniture for New York's rich, famous and fussy - and the odd sheik.