Brief encounter
Jane Rocca
Jai Courtney is standing in a pair of underpants in New York’s Milk Studios, waiting patiently. The Australian-born actor, who now lives in Los Angeles, is posing in this hip Meatpacking District location – which doubles as a popular fashion and celebrity hang-out during fashion week – ready to be snapped as the new poster boy for Bonds. He’s being directed to strut and work... ... >>MORE
The great education debate
Virginia Trioli
When a colleague of mine was recently asked how much longer he had kids at school, he smiled sardonically and replied, “$150,000 longer”. That family’s choice of educating their brood at one of Melbourne’s most prestigious schools came at a cost that is quantifiable to the tenth decimal point. They have the itemised invoices, “building donation” receipts and term... ... >>MORE
The Look.
Retail’s obsession with the modern man continues in Melbourne’s CBD with the arrival of specialty stores aimed squarely at his hip pocket ... >>MORE
Anne Looby, Sancia Robinson and Queeny Van de Zandt. Photo: Supplied
Along with university students and men complaining about colds, women with eating disorders are afforded little sympathy or empathy by society. Why? Because people think the solution to the problem is simple, just bloody eat.
What is the Matter with Mary Jane is a one-woman play that plumbs the depths of the many complexities involved with anorexia and bulimia.

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04.08.14 CENTRAL TWR Bayside  August 20th BaristaAdeneyMilkBarCafe Kew Photo shows barista and part owner of Adeney Milkbar cafe in Kew Cat Laskie.  Photo: Scott McNaughton / MMP
Adeney Milkbar Café
Leanne Tolra
Sporting local families have helped James and Cat Laskie make their cheerful milk bar on Adeney Avenue in Kew a success. They fill every available seat for breakfast and coffee on weekends, especially Sunday mornings. The brother-and-sister team opened Adeney about 18 months ago with a borrowed espresso machine; their expensive custom-designed espresso machine was stolen two nights before the business... ... >>MORE
Everyone who visits has a memory or an impression of Mission Beach they are willing to share (and a few intimate ones they aren’t). This idyllic, romantic northern Queensland tourist town is popular with honeymooners, families and adventurers. Fourteen kilometres of rainforest-fringed beaches, lapped by the Coral Sea, overlook the Family Islands of Bedarra, Dunk and others, and distant Hinchinbrook.... ... >>MORE
Myke Bartlett reviews the latest in culture and the arts. ... >>MORE
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Jennifer Hawkins hits catwalk for Myer
Jennifer Hawkins hits catwalk for Myer
Jennifer Hawkins led a star-studded catwalk as Myer launched its Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Collection in Sydney on Thursday. It featured the Face of Myer Jennifer Hawkins and Myer Ambassadors...