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.

It was declared extinct over 100 years ago, but the elusive Australian night parrot is making a miraculous comeback­.

Do you have a favourite shop / newsagent / hole-in-the-wall you’d like to see stock Smith? Let us know! 

Ever wanted to sleep in the otherworldly bedroom from 2001: A Space Odyssey? We have good news – provided you can get yourself to this L.A. art show.

This isn’t your grandfather’s model village.

Put away that straight razor: these lumberjacks will show you a thing or two about shaving.

Watch 60,000 newspapers flash before your very eyes in this mesmerising time-lapse.

Storm chaser Mike Olbinski captures the Rapture – aka America’s hurricane season – in all its terrifying beauty. 

Ever wanted a chorus of birds to coo you awake, but without the hassle of living in an aviary? There is, as they say, an app for that. 

Dan Lynch is a civil rights lawyer by day, and New York City’s most prolific (and legal) music bootlegger by night. These are his tapes.

Here are some nice photos of Russians commuting, to help make your own commute go a little faster.