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How Hobart became a mainlander’s dream

In Tasmania's capital, outsiders are buying boltholes, developers are circling and tourism is soaring. But not everyone's benefiting from the city's boom.

Jane Goodall and infant chimpanzee Flint in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, in the early 1960s. Sadly, Flint died only a ...

Me, Jane

At 83, primatologist Jane Goodall is still criss-crossing the globe as part of her crusade to save chimpanzees. A new documentary puts her life's work into focus.



Directors Michael and Peter Spierig at the Griffith Film School in Brisbane.

Peter and Michael Spierig

As Brisbane schoolboys, these twin brothers made short films featuring zombies and blown-up teddy bears. Now they've hit the Hollywood big time.

Brothers Ryan (left) and Jude O’Keefe show off the red and white colours of their team, the Sydney Swans.

Crazy for merch

While fan merchandise is still a small part of AFL's revenue, it's on the rise.

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My addiction to books

Addicted to your smartphone? Then try a debilitating obsession with books, says Amanda Hooton: it's nowhere near as mind-improving as it sounds.

Former ACT Chief Minister and businessperson Kate Carnell.

Kate Carnell

The former chief minister of the ACT, Kate Carnell talks about sex, body image and death with Benjamin Law.

Illustration: Simon Letch

How to marry a royal

Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle faces a radical change in circumstances, and not objectively for the better.

 Illustration by Simon Letch.

Plop culture

Sitting outdoors at a cafe, I noticed a large bird on a branch above adjacent cafegoers. The bird looked like it was about to drop something...


Stir-fried pork and eggplant.

Simple stir-fries

Neil Perry's stir-fried pork and eggplant is also really good with chicken or prawns.

Ham and pecorino crescents.

Weekend brunch pastries

Surprisingly easy to make and tastier than croissants: Helen Goh's ham and pecorino crescents.

Illustration by Simon Letch.

Low-alcohol wines

Low-alcohol wines: why do they all taste the same? And what's in them?