Al Men Are Liars

Executive tombstones


Sam de Brito What to give the man who's got everything? How about an engraved CV that'll stand the test of time?

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The "yeah, but" speech


Sam de Brito Gotta say I'm surprised that what may become the most memorable, if not the defining, speech of Julia Gillard's tenure as Prime Minister is still being met with the words "yeah, but" by many men (and...

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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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Naked ambition

Naked ambition: the business of pleasure


They're a feted society couple, who just happen to be purveyors of porn. So how do Malcolm Day and his wife, Bree Maddox, mix respectability with raunch?



Sam de Brito Ever heard someone say "I'm scared of never fulfilling my potential"? Maybe you've felt that way yourself as you read about Olympic athletes who also study law or Hollywood starlets publishing their...

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Sam de Brito Ahhh, the public toilet cubicle - a veritable Tardis of germs and horror for some, but also the Promised Land for others if peristalsis, party drugs or promiscuity have gotten the better of you ...

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Sam de Brito "Increasingly I feel awkward and embarrassed when walking around my city. Most mornings, upon leaving my house, I attract the attention of at least one lecherous motorist, or a pair of wayward...

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Sam de Brito The more of my friends' relationships I see fall by the wayside, the more I can't help wondering if half the people in the world aren't some sort of monster when they're at home? ...

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Empathy is not a competition


Sam de Brito The Craigslist advertisement was allegedly written by a 24-year-old US man who described himself as "40 pounds overweight, not very visually appealing, not very confident or good in conversation,...

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Bloody kids


Sam de Brito You have to wonder if the "bloody kids" has replaced "the missus" as the perceived ball and chain around the modern man's neck ...

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Movers and shakers

Moguls do courtside deals as LA Lakers battle for NBA title

Leonardo DiCaprio.

It's not all about the basketball at LA Lakers' matches. Power brokers rub shoulders with movie stars, deals are made and profiles are raised.

Intense training

No guts, no glory

A scene from The Pacific.

Michael Idato A retired US Marine captain tells Michael Idato how he shaped actors into soldiers.

Cheesy pairing

Dairy with a dram

Whisky in a glass.

Sally Gudgeon Cheese and whisky work well together when you find a good pair.

Champion's gesture

Bad boy of sumo in trouble again


Julian Ryall in Tokyo Standing with his fists clenched and arms aloft, Asashoryu's celebration after beating a bitter rival would be considered fairly restrained in most sporting arenas.


Double or nothing

Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward

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.

The fall guy

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Yvonne Pecujac The Australian film industry can be a bruising experience, writes Yvonne Pecujac.