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The ideal male body didn’t always include chiseled abs. Chris von Wangenheim/Conde Nast via Getty Images

When men started to obsess over six-packs

Greek statues, the Napoleonic wars and the advent of photography all played a role.
Japanese author Yukio Mishima speaks to Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers at Tokyo’s military garrison station on Nov. 25, 1970. JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s most famous writer committed suicide after a failed coup attempt – now, new photos add more layers to the haunting act

Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
Crew on board the Ruby Princess as the cruise liner docks at Port Kembla, Wollongong, Monday April 6, 2020. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Friday essay: COVID in ten photos

A cruise ship stranded, temporary memorials, face masks, empty cities ... Coronavirus has transformed Australia and these images tell the story.

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