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GQ Australia July / August 2019

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2 min
san antonio

The Alamo in San Antonio is one of the most revered historical military sights in all of America, but – at risk of stoking controversy – you don’t come to San Antonio to remember The Alamo. Instead, the city has emerged as the perfect infusion of Hispanic and modern-American culture right in the heart of Texas. Downtown San Antonio is more concentrated, making it infinitely more walkable than Houston and for the some 37-million tourists who now meander the city’s iconic river walk, there’s a noticeable historical preservation happening on every corner. Blend this strong sense of historical regeneration with a culinary culture from nearby Latin America and you have a city that provides a window into a future America. Sleep HOTEL VALENCIA Recent guests include John Legend, Snoop Dog, Huey Lewis and…

1 min
dolan warren awards

Sydney’s The Star Event Centre played host to Australian football’s night of nights, with GQ a proud media partner of the 2019 Dolan Warren Awards. It was a night that celebrated the best teams, coaches and players from the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League. While Melbourne Victory’s Christine Nairn became the first international player to take home the Julie Dolan Medal, Wellington Phoenix’s Roy Kristna cleaned up in the men’s awards, winning the Johnny Warren Medal as well as the golden boot. Australian footballing royalty Mark Bosnich and Adam Peacock were among VIP guests celebrating the occasion.…

1 min
just splendid

It’s not his first rodeo, but this year’s Splendour in the Grass will mark Stone’s first time playing the Byron festival with Dope Lemon. “There will be six of us playing, and some backup dancers,” says Stone, hinting at a “pretty big production”. He’s even bought a ’70s Cadillac limousine to commemorate the occasion. “I think it seats eight people, it’s fucking cool. It’s all blue velvet. There’s a table with crystal glasses and Champagne inside,” he says. Sounds like it’ll be quite the entrance. July 19–21; splendourinthe grass.com…

26 min
huntin the rahino horn cartel

The thunder of rifle shots hung for a faint second in the air. Then, with a tremendous tumble, the white rhino hit the dirt. It had taken five bullets to bring the animal down, the final one fired from near-point-blank range. Now, as Chumlong Lemtongthai watched the creature give up its last, pained breaths, he saw only one thing: money. “Let’s go,” he said, instructing his associates to clamber over the corpse, plant themselves astride the head, and remove the animal’s twin horns with a few thrusts of a bone saw. Lemtongthai, who’d grown up in Thailand but had made his way to South Africa to strike it rich on hunts like this one, moved deliberately, keenly aware that the work that mattered most to him was just beginning. He knew…

1 min

DRY JULY To help you get through the longest month of the year, our round-up of the top five non-alcoholic beers shines light into the breweries breathing life into one of food and drink’s most depressing concepts. THE AEGEAN There’s more to the glittering Greek islands than day clubs and white-roofed buildings. We took it upon ourselves to bring you the best places for your winter vacay that aren’t Mykonos. ROAD TESTS Not a day goes by that we don’t get an email about some kooky new health trend to try out, from LeBronapproved recovery boots to overnight pimple pads. Our solution? Try them all, and let you know what we think.…

4 min
dan rookwood says put. down. the. phone.

My name is Dan and I am a phoneaholic. Chances are, you also have an unhealthy dependency. Bet you’ll feel the urge to check social media or email even while reading this column. I’ll try not to take it personally. The average person touches their phone 2617 times a day, according to a 2016 study. For the heaviest 10 per cent of users (guilty, y’honour), it’s 5427 touches a day. Over a third of us check our phones within five minutes of waking up (for many people it is the very thing that rouses us in the first place). And 79 per cent scroll in the hour before sleep. We panic if we mislay our phone, feel anxious if the battery drains, and some of us experience those phantom vibrations in…