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Ben Quilty on the burden of being Australia's artist from central casting

Ben Quilty on the burden of being Australia's artist from central casting

The rise and rise of award-winning artist Ben Quilty says as much about us as it does about him.

  • by Brook Turner

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China's craze for etiquette queen June Dally-Watkins

China's craze for etiquette queen June Dally-Watkins

At 91, Australia's queen of etiquette is still in high demand – teaching adoring students the ways of the West’s polite society.

  • by Betty Lee
Hitting the right note in music streaming
Streaming

Hitting the right note in music streaming

A proud late adopter finally enters the world of music streaming – and finds it surprisingly in tune with his groove.

  • by Alan Attwood
The forester and the farmer: how a bromance was born
Two of Us

The forester and the farmer: how a bromance was born

Rowan Reid and his neighbour Andrew Stewart bonded over trees. Now they work to educate farmers about the financial and environmental benefits of growing them.

  • by Robyn Doreian
Stop thief! How my Instagram account was hijacked
Instagram

Stop thief! How my Instagram account was hijacked

We’re told to utilise social media to build up our personal “brand”. But what happens when someone in Russia steals it?

  • by Joanna Savill
Dicey Topics: Emily Browning talks religion, politics and bodies
Dicey topics

Dicey Topics: Emily Browning talks religion, politics and bodies

The Melbourne-born actor discusses the topics we are told to keep quiet.

  • by Benjamin Law
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Up, up and away … the rise of the first 'flying taxis'
Spotlight

Up, up and away … the rise of the first 'flying taxis'

A new generation of vehicles that take off like a helicopter but fly like a plane are coming off the drawing board.

  • by Greg Callaghan
The age of the hoax
Foreign correspondence

The age of the hoax

There have always been people who misrepresent themselves but it seems as if no one is who they say they are any more.

  • by Amelia Lester
Your dog really does care if you are unhappy
Pets

Your dog really does care if you are unhappy

Those lucky enough to experience the unconditional devotion of a pet will relate to American writer Sigrid Nunez’s seventh novel, The Friend.

  • by Nicole Abadee
The new order when it comes to restaurant lists

The new order when it comes to restaurant lists

We have reached a moment in culinary history when the top half of the menu is so much more interesting than the bottom half. It's the same with the wine list.

  • by Terry Durack
Helen Goh's raspberry and lychee summer pudding

Helen Goh's raspberry and lychee summer pudding

This dessert captures all the sweet intensity of summer berries.

  • by Helen Goh