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.

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.

Moonlight Cinema (ticket giveaway)

Friday December 23, 2011

The Australian summer: a time of endless sun, impromptu barbeques, long days spent pretending to care about cricket and balmy evenings spent watching movies in the park.

Quiet please

Thursday December 22, 2011

A small library and reading room on the outskirts of Beijing provides a serene contrast to the busy city. 

Battle Sangas

Thursday December 22, 2011

The US Army has just come up with a way to increase the life expectancy of a sandwich 2000-fold.

It really is a wonderful world

Wednesday December 21, 2011

At this time of year it's important to pause, take stock, and cry like a little baby when you watch this clip narrated by Sir David Attenborough. 

Brain food

Wednesday December 21, 2011

We haven't turned into zombies, but we reckon that Sara Asnaghi's brains are good enough to eat.

Scrumping in the city

Tuesday December 20, 2011

Fruit picking and foraging opportunities are all around... if you know where to look. Rohan talks about the time-honoured tradition of scrumping. 

Mr Kitly

Tuesday December 20, 2011

So what if the only thing you make is your bed in the morning (and even that's a struggle) when Mr Kitly is full of handmade wonder from people who know their stuff.

God is in the machine

Monday December 19, 2011

We're not supposed to talk about it yet, but everyone's talking about it: the 'God Particle' (Higgs boson) has finally (probably) been discovered! 

When WikiLeaks, Twitter and tablets are creating, breaking and publishing news is there still a role for the New York Times? Hell yes.