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.

Smith is now on the racks and in the hands of good folks everywhere. We figured we'd throw out a few copies to some wiser guys, men who have been there and done that. First up is Phil, 71, mechanic:

The violin maker

Sunday March 11, 2012

Sam Zygmuntowicz is a violin maker of the most traditional sort; a man who has been building instrument, by hand, since he was 13.

Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Dave Eggers, Kirsten Schaal and Amy Sedaris dish out advice in this new book published by The Believer

White Rabbit Gallery

Friday March 09, 2012

Nestled in the back streets of a quiet Sydney suburb sits one of the world's largest collections of contemporary Chinese art.

The Richmond Weekender

Friday March 09, 2012

There's a lot to love about Saturdays and Sundays, but Melbourne's Richmond Weekender formalises this via a restaurant, cinema and Southern-style BBQ colab in an former TV studio by the river.

Power book

Friday March 09, 2012

Burning books is not cool. Butchering them to create a charging station for your digital devices kind of is.

On Monday March 12 you should see Smith sitting proudly on the racks at your local newsagent, and here's a few reasons why you might like to pick it up.

The importance of introverts

Thursday March 08, 2012

Modern society might favour the man of action over the man of contemplation, but Susan Cain argues for the latter. 

Headhunters (ticket giveaway)

Wednesday March 07, 2012

This slick, new Norwegian crime caper is part of a new wave of Scandinavian crime fiction winning massive audiences.

25 billion and counting

Wednesday March 07, 2012

Yesterday the 25 billionth (yes, billionth) app was downloaded from the Apple app store, but in 2007 it hadn't clocked one.