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Culture October 27, 2018
‘Triple threat’ Maya Rudolph
Known for her masterful Saturday Night Live impersonations and starring role in the comedy hit film Bridesmaids, Maya Rudolph is now tackling the subject of married mundanity in the new series Forever. But while her own life is far from dull, her priorities for work and family remain very simple. “For me, when I became a mum, I changed, and my needs changed. I didn’t want to be away from my kids … If something I’m loathing is taking me away from my kids, then I shouldn’t be there.”
Sport July 28, 2018
In the zone: Jock Landale, 22, basketballer
A latecomer to basketball, Australian big man Jock Landale has soared to success with the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Summer League.
Sport September 29, 2018
Game changer: Michael Dickson, 22, American football player
He’s the Aussie sensation punting up a storm in the NFL. Here, Michael Dickson talks about his road from Australian rules to the Seattle Seahawks.
Sport May 19, 2018
Small wonder: Leilani Mitchell, 32, basketballer
She was told she was too small to be successful at basketball on the world stage. But Opals and WNBA point guard Leilani Mitchell made a point of proving her doubters wrong.
Culture November 04, 2017
Actor and director George Clooney
In Suburbicon, George Clooney’s latest turn behind the camera, the foibles of American society are again in the spotlight. Here, the actor–director talks about gun laws, the sanctity of the fourth estate and how failure breeds success. “No one wants to look at someone with a string of hits and a string of right decisions. You have to make bad decisions and … you have to make mistakes. You only learn from mistakes. You never learn from success.”
Sport October 14, 2017
Taking a punt: Lachlan Edwards, 25, American footballer
American footballer Lachlan Edwards on how a chance moment of boredom led to a career in the NFL, and why he steers clear of social media.
Sport August 26, 2017
Allen’s key: Rebecca Allen, 24, basketballer
WNBA basketballer Rebecca Allen on life, Liberty and refusing to become ‘that negative person in the background’ when things go wrong.
Culture August 12, 2017
Anthony LaPaglia’s pioneer spirit
Long before Australian actors were celebrated in the US, Anthony LaPaglia was forging a solid career in theatre and movies. But, he says, his rise to stardom could not have been more unexpected.
Sport May 20, 2017
Pitch perfect: Peter Moylan, 38, baseballer
Kansas City Royals’ Peter Moylan on what he misses about Australia and aiming for the World Series.
Sport December 10, 2016
Nathan Walker, 22, ice hockey player
Nathan Walker on being the first Australian drafted by an NHL team.
Sport November 05, 2016
Pushing through: Adam Gotsis, 24, American football player
Melbourne-born Adam Gotsis on the high-pressure world of America’s NFL.
Sport August 06, 2016
Golden dreams: Penny Taylor, 35, basketballer
Dual Olympic silver medallist and 2006 world champion and WNBA champion with Phoenix Mercury, Penny Taylor has her sights set on gold in Rio.