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.

Silence of the bears

Thursday December 29, 2011

Polar bears don't usually eat each other, but some are resorting to cannibalism to survive. 

Tasmanian devil

Thursday December 29, 2011

Photos can make many things look romantic, but photographer James Bowden's life sounds downright rosy no matter how you frame it.  

Outta the creek, into the sea

Wednesday December 28, 2011

Greg Mclean, known for his two savage Australia-gone-wild films, Wolf Creek and Rogue, is making a film about dolphins.

This is art

Wednesday December 28, 2011

They say that "art" is in the eye of the beholder, well, Off Book is a cool new series promoting often overlooked creative arts, such as video games, book art, interactive web art and typography.

Astronomical news

Tuesday December 27, 2011

Kepler 22b – okay, it's not the catchiest name, but NASA scientists are calling its discovery in 2011 "a major milestone on the road to finding Earth's twin".

Standing room only

Tuesday December 27, 2011

A new Melbourne espresso bar is making coffee the old world Italian way (the 'traditional way' or 'no way'). 

Making a point

Monday December 26, 2011

These pencil sets by Paper Pastries make some rather compelling points.

Pedal power

Sunday December 25, 2011

Former Talking Heads singer and generally interesting chap David Byrne's latest project is an interactive art piece / one epic pedal board.

Double Denim

Saturday December 24, 2011

Imogene + Willie cut, stitch and sell their jeans in a former gas station in Nashville's 12 South district.

In good time

Friday December 23, 2011

Dayman Steptoe's remarkable video of the remote Australian countryside took him one year to collate, but it'll take you just minutes to watch.