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 World’s Longest Pub Crawl

Sunday December 11, 2016

A team of mathematicians has mapped the shortest trip to visit 25,000 pubs in one (very boozy) go.

Street Photos Taken 40 Years Apart

Saturday December 10, 2016

Forty years ago, a paramedic named Chris Porsz photographed the people who lived in his hometown. Now he’s gone back and recreated each image. 

Specifically: like Renzo Piano, designer of the Whitney Museum.

Welcome to Cuckooland

Thursday December 08, 2016

Come for the world's largest (and noisiest) collection of Black Forest cuckoo clocks. Stay for the vintage motorcycles.

See Jad Abumrad Live

Wednesday December 07, 2016

Podcast fans rejoice: Radiolab's Jad Abumrad is coming to Australia next week, thanks to the Wheeler Centre. Here's how you can see him.

Once a vision of aviation’s bright future, the now deserted TWA Terminal is an eerie space in the midst of New York’s busiest airport.

All you need to do to win this race is strap a motor to your back, catch some wind in your “wing” and hope to the Gods you don’t crash.

Smith Journal Volume 21

Monday December 05, 2016

Adjust your goggles, brush up on workplace health and safety, and zip up your HAZMAT suit: things get a little dangerous in Smith Journal volume 21, on sale today.

Powerlines in the Upside Down

Sunday December 04, 2016

Considering the artistic merits of the power pylon – by installing them upside down.

The digital revolution has left little room for film. But in parts of West Africa, photographers armed with dated cameras still manage to make a living.