Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

The Icy (South) Pole

Tuesday January 17, 2012

Most success stories don't end with the protagonist cutting his sled in half with a pen knife and eating his sled dog. But the gory details don't dampen the trailblasing success of explorer Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition. 

Once a refuge for female orphans, Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent is now a multi-faceted cultural hub. The evolution of the space continues with the launch of a new open-air cinema, The Shadow Electric.

Wake n' Bacon

Monday January 16, 2012

Well, this is the concept piece of the day/month/century. If being woken up by the same old alarm clock makes you tired, read on.

Tie-ing one on

Sunday January 15, 2012

Guys with jobs generally fall into one of two categories: those who have to wear a tie to work, and those who do not. 

Cyclepedia

Friday January 13, 2012

Stephen Fry called it "as mesmerisingly beautiful an iPad app as you could hope to see". He's right. 

Atari Culture Jam

Friday January 13, 2012

Remember when computer games came on cartridges? When pixels were Tic-Tac sized? 

Evenings with David Sedaris

Thursday January 12, 2012

Everyone's favourite humorist/memoirist/affably neurotic homosexual has landed in Australia for a rapid-fire national tour.  

Melbourne's brand spanking new Independent Photography Festival wants your pics. 

Bike to the top

Thursday January 12, 2012

Bikers can ride right up to the 10th floor of this incredible building in Copenhagen.

Shower with Dave

Wednesday January 11, 2012

The latest issue of The Thing is a literary shower curtain featuring a conversation between Dave Eggers and, well, his shower curtain.