Vodka

Culture

Licence to drink

Stephen Lacey What is it about fictional spies and bending the elbow?

Booze culture

Cheers for the abstinence advice, but it's not working

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Gary Nunn Drinking is fun. It's cheeky, it's social, it's a bit rock 'n roll. But it has a serious, darker side too.

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Make mine a double, Barry

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Sam de Brito If I ever needed another reason not to go out in Sydney's "Golden Mile", Kings Cross, it came on Wednesday when the NSW government announced I, an adult, may soon not be allowed to drink after...

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007 style

Dressed to thrill: which Bond did it best?

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Douglas Pickles When it comes to style, few characters on the silver screen do it better than James Bond.

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All men are liars

The future's hard to swallow

Eating

Sam de Brito A US Gulf War veteran who calls himself ''Shoenice'' has clocked up more than 50 million views on YouTube with videos of himself eating stuff like sticks of deodorant, pencils, a jar of Vegemite and...

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James Bond

Shop like a spy

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Stephen Lacey You don't have a licence to kill, but if your pockets are deep enough it's possible to live the James Bond lifestyle.

Outdoor Type?

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Sam de Brito One of our great Australian songs, generally not considered an Australian song, is the Lemonheads 'Outdoor Type', sung by the once omnipresent Evan Dando ...

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Rich rappers

Hip-hop stars diversify to stay rich

Sean Combs.

Rap star Jay-Z has topped the list of the richest rappers in 2010, earning more than double that of runner-up Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Long wait

The Mad Men hiatus is almost over

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Stuart Elliot Marketers, agencies and media companies scramble to capitalise on the hoopla over the return of Mad Men.

Power in the pantry

Forget an ATM receipt bachelors need a shopping list

Don Draper

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.