Australian Magazine in Blog Form | Smith Journal

Forget blacksmithing and candlemaking: if you're feeling nostalgic for trades of the past, consider the life of the professional rat-catcher. 

What’s more authentically Canadian than Justin Trudeau and Barenaked Ladies playing ice hockey against the original cast of Degrassi Junior High – all while enjoying free universal healthcare? This recipe for Authentic Canadian Poutine, that’s what.

Frank Herfort’s photos capture the otherworldly pomp of Russia’s modern buildings.

Now you can experience the majesty of Uluru from the relative less majesty of your desk, thanks to the engineers behind this Street View project.

What do booze and philosophy have in common? A lot, according to Critical Theory Cocktails, a series of zines that will teach you how to mix the former while understanding the latter.

Take a walk in the wild with these layered landscape photos from Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi.

The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry

Tuesday June 20, 2017

In 1969, Niagara Falls ran dry for the first time in 12,000 years. These photos show just how awe-inspiring the waterless Falls must have been.

The story of how WWI-era Britain tried to camouflage its warships – not by blending them into the background, but turning them into surreal works of art. 

Who is carving mysterious geometric patterns in the rocky coastline of Tasmanian? Old mate Mother Nature, that’s who.

A Q&A with John Safran

Saturday June 17, 2017

In his new book, Depends What You Mean by Extremist, scallywag-turned-social-commentator John Safran plunges into the mad world of “Australian deplorables”. We spoke with him about dealing with conflict, combating racism with humour, and whether we’re all truly screwed.

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