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.