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 radio star

Tuesday March 20, 2012

In early 2005, a friend of David Byrne's told the Talking Heads frontman she missed hearing what he played in his office. So in April that year he started his online radio show.

Gently down the stream

Tuesday March 20, 2012

The Foldboat fellas have been hard at work getting their prototype to the water since we spoke to them for Smith.

The Lively Morgue

Monday March 19, 2012

A new blog showcases incredible photos hand-picked from the New York Times picture library, dating back to 1896.

Building the Opera House

Monday March 19, 2012

Steve Tsoukalas has spent the last 45 years looking after a national icon. He glances back over the years on the eve of its 39th anniversary.

Grinderman (album giveaway)

Monday March 19, 2012

Would've loved to have been sitting at the kitchen table when Nick Cave turned to his bedraggled, bearded mate Warren Ellis, clapped him on the shoulder, and asked if he wanted to make a cosmic clash of classic rock and classic-al.

Life in 3D

Sunday March 18, 2012

Remember 20 questions? That maddening game of yesteryear where you tried to to guess the shape, size and composition of something? Well, the questions stop now because the future is here. 

Smith volume two review, by Frank

Saturday March 17, 2012

Frank, 57, is a judge, which means he’s no sap when it comes to making decisions. We asked him to weigh-up the evidence and share his thoughts about Smith volume two.

The Shutter Pirates

Friday March 16, 2012

Joe and Tim are a couple of mates who met through a spot of Facebook stalking (we've all been there). Turns out they have a lot in common. 

Ben's Books: Habibi

Friday March 16, 2012

Turns out Benjamin Law (he of book writing, television guesting and article penning fame) can also read like a champ so we've convinced him to file fortnightly lit reviews. First up is Habibi by Craig Thompson.

Bye bye Britannica

Thursday March 15, 2012

After 244 years of printing the world's brain trust Encyclopaedia Britannica's hardbound books are history.