The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - INSIDE - The Qweek­end Team

Pub­lish­ing a mag­a­zine can be stress­ful but noth­ing was quite as wor­ry­ing this week as watch­ing Mike O’Con­nor drive out of the carpark in a $492,000 Bent­ley. Par­tic­u­larly af­ter he’d just re­galed us with an­other of his tales of mis­ad­ven­ture.

For­tu­nately both car and colum­nist re­turned un­scathed and you can read about his birth­day treat on page 43.

Fel­low colum­nist Wil­liam McInnes re­minds us what real heartache is with his mov­ing col­umn on the 20th an­niver­sary of the Port Arthur mas­sacre. It was a day few of us will ever for­get.

Se­nior writer David Murray takes a bru­tally hon­est look at our drink­ing cul­ture and the de­bate over lock­out laws, while Matthew Con­don turns his in­cred­i­ble writ­ing tal­ents to the story of Bris­bane’s first An­zac Day pa­rade, held in the city 100 years ago. The old pho­to­graphs are amaz­ing.

Frances Whit­ing talks can­didly to for­mer cham­pion swim­mer Stephanie Rice about life out of the wa­ter and the chal­lenges our Olympians face try­ing to build new lives af­ter sport.

This week we also pay homage to Wil­liam Shake­speare on the 400th an­niver­sary of his death in our new arts and cul­ture pages.

And if you are out hunt­ing for a new home to­day, don’t miss Un­real Es­tate on page 40 to see what a measly $10 mil­lion will buy you.

Good read­ing!

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