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Filming a day in the life of someone like Elise Cameron-Smith, who manages to pack about 36 hours worth of activity into less than 24, was always going to be a fun ride.

‘Look What We Made’ is Out Now

Thursday April 12, 2018

Meet the new generation of Australian makers with a new book from the folk behind Smith Journal and frankie.


Is Pinball Making a Comeback?

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Just when you thought pinball’s glory days were far behind it, it seems to be making a triumphant comeback. We give you three of its best and brightest.

Because there’s more to drones than just annoying your neighbours.

One day Jon Larsen was eating his breakfast on the porch, and a tiny asteroid fragment fell into his bowl of cereal…

Big, beautiful, strange and deserted: this is the American West as captured by photographer Paul Sisson as he travels the back roads to nowhere.

Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls has a debut solo album out on April 13. Here, his handler Harry Shearer talks with us about smashing taboos, his three decades on The Simpsons and playing at Glastonbury.

Smith Journal: The Golden Hits

Friday April 06, 2018
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If you’ve got 20-odd minutes to spare and fancy the idea of telling people you’ve constructed an iconic building, why not nab yourself a kit and build a bamboo model of one. (NB – the folks who make these kits guarantee zero Ikea-like dummy spits in the construction process.)

Write Like Hemingway

Wednesday April 04, 2018

“There is nothing to writing,” Hemingway once famously declared. “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Well thanks to a new Hemingway writing app, you just might save yourself a world of pain in your quest to become a betterer writerer.