Music magazine Rolling Stone is getting into the food business, announcing plans to launch a themed restaurant chain.
Stephen Lacey What is it about fictional spies and bending the elbow?
All Men Are Liars
Sam de Brito No slurred words to be playfully misconstrued, no crumbling inhibitions to trip over.
Sam de Brito A buddy of mine and I have a saying that some people are so desperate to remain unhappy, they'll search for the proverbial needle in a haystack, just so they can jam it in their eye ...
Sam de Brito A few months ago I was asked to write about what I would consider to be the "perfect date" and after at least ten or 20 minutes reflection, I realised it would be one that ended in sex ...
Starting out... Jon Stewart was puppeteer, Hugh Jackman a party clown, and Brad Pitt a limo driver for strippers.
John Bingham in London An "unforgiving, puritan Anglo-Saxon" attitude to adultery is damaging married life in Britain, driving couples to divorce rather than strengthening the family, according to an outspoken academic.
Jill Dupleix If New York and Los Angeles are anything to go by, then Sydney is about to see restaurants with no chairs and bars with no stools.
Sam de Brito Cheery fellow I am, I like to play a game called "Would I Eat This If It Was World War II?" ...
Sam de Brito Not to bang on about it, but I'm currently in Vietnam having a truly great holiday and once again I've been struck by how much Australians overcomplicate things ...
Andrea Eldridge Basic courtesy can be easy to overlook in an increasingly complex digital world.
All men are liars
Sam de Brito Parking inspectors, radio talkback hosts, local councillors ... they're literally everywhere.
Power in the pantry
A jar of martini olives, a bag of salted peanuts and a bottle of vodka stashed in the freezer are all essential tools for the socially ambitious man about town.
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.
Sam de Brito Some years ago, a country publican took ownership of a neglected rural hotel and on his first day in charge, the front bar was once again overrun by a local drug dealer and his crew of hoons ...
Fine dining fight
Days after a foie gras ban came into force in California, a Los Angeles restaurant group and others have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the bill outlawing the controversial gastronomic delicacy.
Iain Hollingshead A guide to chivalry for the confused and fallible 21st-century male.
World-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria has unveiled a new eatery in Barcelona.
Melbourne has been rated as the second best city in the world for men to live in, outranked only by New York.
In the spirit
Jane Willson Australians are developing a taste for premium bourbon, writes Jane Willson.