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“If I’d stayed in Jamaica, I don’t know if I’d still be alive, or in a gang, or pretending to be straight so I don’t make others uncomfortable.”

The musical pioneer talks about cars, the time he started his own airline, and why having Asperger's syndrome can be an advantage.

“I had my fingers blacked by frostbite and endured temperatures so cold that three of my metal fillings contracted and fell out.” Read one man’s bone-chilling story of retracing the steps of Sir Ernest Shackleton in Antarctica. 

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Surface Tent-Sion

Friday March 16, 2018

Yep, it's a floating tent. (Just don't go wandering about in the middle of the night in search of a tree to relieve yourself...)

New South Wales shows off its post-apocalyptic side with these haunting, not-quite-abandoned settler huts from the 1920s.

 

By cutting photos up and weaving them together, Lala Abaddon takes collage to a whole new level.


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Having released her new album, Fruit, we asked Perth muso Abbe May about coming out, the power of vulnerability, and why being gay should be as boring as your shoe size. 

Yep. That’s a lot of paint. In this Smith Q&A, large-scale public artist Kitt Bennett talks mammoth murals, bone collection and making art in outer space. 

How to Make it in North Korea

Sunday March 11, 2018

North Korean capitalists? It may sound like an oxymoron, but a new breed of entrepreneurs is introducing retail therapy into the Hermit Kingdom.