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To help pass the 400 days he spent behind bars, Aussie journalist Peter Greste wrote diary entries on toilet paper, baked sourdough bread from old juice, and made a backgammon set from plastic bottle lids and pumpkin seeds. In a two-part special, the Australian journalist talks to us about how to keep your sanity, creativity and humanity when you find yourself indefinitely locked up. 

If you want to abandon all that is good and holy, take a look at these recipes. Don't say we didn't warn you: you’re going to need a strong stomach.

Director Dorota Kobiela tells us what drove her to unravel the mystery of Vincent van Gogh’s death – and why she decided to do that via a 56,000 framed, fully painted feature film.

Five Creepy Podcasts for Halloween

Tuesday October 31, 2017

We’ve searched high and low for the scariest podcasts to see you through All Hallows. Turn off the lights, plug in your earphones and be afraid, be very afraid.

To celebrate the start of cycling season, we’re giving away this nifty Harrier bike, care of Reid Cycles. Take out a 12-month Smith subscription before midnight, Oct 31, and we’ll put you in the draw.

Have a stickybeak at this: a radical initiative to recruit crows to rid Amsterdam's streets of cigarette butts. But will the idea fly? 

You know when a drink goes straight to your head…

Forget the JFK files: these utterly endearing films of a mini-bike builder and his creations have just been released from the British archives.

The 'Grands Ensembles’ of Paris were described as a “landscape of urban despair” by art critic Robert Hughes… but one photographer reveals them in an evocative new light.

How to Bring a Dead Bird Back to Life

Thursday October 26, 2017

Sculptor Louiseann King’s freezer is full of dead birds. But it’s not as morbid as it sounds.