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Great Scott! • Denise Scott finds grandma (mostly) knows best.
The Future is Female
GAME, SET & MATCH • In 1922, the Australian Open hosted its first women’s championship. It was the beginning of an epic contest that would take women from the back courts to the Grand Slam, and pave the way for the superstars of modern tennis.
Nicole Kidman “It’s nice to make people laugh for a change” • Oscar buzz is humming for Nicole Kidman’s brilliant portrayal of comedienne Lucille Ball. In a candid interview as Nic returns to our shores with her family, she reveals why this was such a tough and special role, the magic that fuels her marriage and how protecting her daughters is her top priority.
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
“Love was my driving force” • What if you needed to raise $3.2 million to keep your child alive? That was the life-or-death predicament for one Queensland family, who nonetheless secured the world’s most expensive drug to save sick babies right across Australia.
Surf ’s up • Meet the Silver Salties, a club of age-defying beach buddies who are fun and fabulous, gutsy and resilient, and who change lives.
FOOD or SEX? • Actor Stanley Tucci’s lockdown videos and Emmy-winning food show turned him into a hot, midlife crush. Now he’s written a memoir about cooking, love and loss.
Meet our high-f lying first responders • When someone’s in trouble in Australia’s rugged wilderness or wild oceans, first responders put their own lives on the line to get there. The Weekly salutes our rescue chopper crews.
The spirit of Australia • Their Excellencies David and Linda Hurley were heartbroken they couldn’t see their grandchildren for much of 2021. But when the lockdowns finally ended, they invited The Weekly along to a very happy family reunion.
No joking matter • Days ahead of a hesitant start to 2022, Julia Morris gives her thoughts on how to embrace an uncertain new year – and not get cancelled while doing it.
Escaping the Chrysanthemum cage • Meet Mako Komuro, the Japanese princess who created a storm of controversy when she sacrificed her ties to family, wealth and title to marry the man she loves.
WOMEN AT THE COALFACE • In the wake of harassment claims and a parliamentary inquiry, The Weekly meets four women stepping boldly into what they hope will be a new era in Australian mining.
Rita Moreno My WEST SIDE STORY • As West Side Story gets a reboot, Tinseltown legend Rita Moreno reflects on both her early years in Hollywood and the movie that would end up changing her life.
A dog’s life • They work harder than any employee, never ask for a pay rise and – along with a positive environmental impact – help family businesses stay afloat. Now a new documentary explores the effects working dogs have on the farming industry.
Things that go grunt in the night • When darkness falls, an evening symphony descends on the household, one that sounds more like a chainsaw than a lullaby.
My story “I wrote my own eulogy” • Brooke McAlary thought she was doing everything right until she imagined how she’d be remembered and decided to completely change her life.
Who really killed Mary, Queen of Scots? • History has pitched them as bitter rivals, but a thrilling new letter written by Elizabeth I in 1584 for the cousin she later executed changes everything we think we know about these two powerful queens.
The MOTH as meat • When the Man of the House does dinner, it’s a...