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More rooftop stories of when the ground suddenly disappears

More rooftop stories of when the ground suddenly disappears

Writing in Good Weekend, US correspondent Matthew Knott told ​how one minute he was gazing at the Manhattan skyline, the next he was plummeting five storeys.

  • by Tim Barlass

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'I was howling in pain': how falling five storeys from a New York rooftop changed my life
Friendship

'I was howling in pain': how falling five storeys from a New York rooftop changed my life

One minute he was gazing at the New York skyline, the next he was plummeting five storeys to the ground to an almost certain death.

  • by Matthew Knott
We aren't family: the adults 'divorcing' their parents
Motherhood

We aren't family: the adults 'divorcing' their parents

More people are “breaking up” with their folks, in what’s being described as an epidemic of intergenerational dysfunction. And grandkids are often collateral damage, caught between the warring sides.

  • by Sharon Bradley
Using movie magic to give the personal touch to interiors
Indoors

Using movie magic to give the personal touch to interiors

Her new coffee-table book, Élan, is layered with objects and art, fabrics and furniture, much of it custom designed.

  • by Karen McCartney
'The Dressmaker' was a stressmaker – but it brought two friends together after 30 years
Two of Us

'The Dressmaker' was a stressmaker – but it brought two friends together after 30 years

Writer Rosalie Ham and producer Sue Maslin attended boarding school together in the 1970s. They lost contact for 30 years, until Sue read Rosalie’s debut novel and turned it into an award-winning film.

  • by Susan Horsburgh
We've never been less able to imagine the future
Foreign correspondence

We've never been less able to imagine the future

If there is a silver lining to the whole “pregnant in a pandemic” thing, it is that my daughter’s very existence reminds me of the passage of time.

  • by Amelia Lester
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Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites
Spotlight

Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites

With tourism and safaris stalled, national parks in poor African and South American countries are under serious threat.

  • by Greg Callaghan
How Helen Reddy sang to me – even as a 12-year-old boy
Watch Read & Listen

How Helen Reddy sang to me – even as a 12-year-old boy

Memories came flooding back as I watched the enjoyable, if predictable, biopic of the Australian superstar, 'I Am Woman'. But its feminist rhetoric jarred me.

  • by Mark Mordue
How much of a faux pas is it to misuse a wedding gift?
Modern Guru

How much of a faux pas is it to misuse a wedding gift?

You were right to keep quiet: as horrific as pasta bowl misuse is, you can’t gnocchi sense into some people.

  • by Danny Katz
Neil Perry's barbecued chicken breast with asparagus
Recipes

Neil Perry's barbecued chicken breast with asparagus

It may seem as October has been declared “asparagus month”. That's because it's a favourite - and in season.

  • by Neil Perry
Karen Martini's roasted citrus salmon with charred fennel and shallot salad
Recipes

Karen Martini's roasted citrus salmon with charred fennel and shallot salad

The sweet, tangy and salty sauce of this dish adds a lively freshness to the rich and indulgent salmon flavour, and the citrus notes are also perfect with the charred fennel.

  • by Karen Martini