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 ...
Starting out... Jon Stewart was puppeteer, Hugh Jackman a party clown, and Brad Pitt a limo driver for strippers.
Anyone with deep pockets and a bent to blow up a building can bid for the chance to push the button on a 14-story building in Christchurch.
Sam de Brito Earlier this year, I rejoined my old surf club after two years in the badlands of Sydney's northern beaches and was issued with a new locker ...
Sam de Brito People like you more when you're depressed. I'll qualify that statement and say people "like you more as an abstraction" - as someone they can talk about at a distance, but they'd rather not hang...
He made his name with the irreverent Mambo surfwear brand he co-founded in the 1980s, but to Dare Jennings, the surf culture was always more than just riding waves.
At the age of 41, hip-hop novice Tim Elliot goes back to basics and unleashes his inner boogie.
Michael Idato A retired US Marine captain tells Michael Idato how he shaped actors into soldiers.
Money, money, money
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.
Andrew West Andrew West meets the artist and rock legend formally known as Chris O'Doherty.
Music magazine Rolling Stone is getting into the food business, announcing plans to launch a themed restaurant chain.
Helena de Bertodano Sarcastic, slovenly Garfield - the world's most popular cat - is the creation of a man who couldn't be more cheerful or industrious. Jim Davis talks about the ginger tom that saved his life.
She thinks he's a hard taskmaster; he describes her as untamed. After 25 years of marriage, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown are still a combustible couple.
Steve Dow The international presence and profile of Australian culture has faded at a huge cost to the nation.
Patrick Donovan Blind guitarist and singer Jose Feliciano is determined not to get stuck in an old groove.
Sue Bennett The Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to be turned into a giant cafe seating 20,000 for breakfast.
Andrew Murfett Andrew Murfett meets The Chaser boys before a recent performance in Geelong.
Richard Cornish A theatrical opening in two halves, with plenty of drama - our rekindled love affair with the oyster.
Elissa Blake Playing the dark prince has scared actor-writer-director Brendan Cowell sober.
In the notoriously fractious world of hospitality, there are many putting family ties to the test.