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.

Nature gets a little ominous in this photo series from Akkara Naktamna, a self-taught street photographer with an eye for the eerie. 

Jonny Greenwood’s haunting score is getting the live orchestra treatment – and we have some tickets to give away. (BYO milkshakes.)

Slayings, "misadventure" and murderous clerks: welcome to death, medieval-style. 

Before CGI, if you wanted to create a make-believe world on film, you had to paint it by hand. We look back at some of the best matte painters of this largely bygone field.

Want to Work at Smith Journal?

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Exciting news, folks: we’re looking for a gun of a marketing coordinator to join us at Smith Journal. Sound like you? Apply within! 

Smith Journal volume 23

Monday June 05, 2017

Brace yourself: Smith Journal volume 23 packs quite a punch – and it’s on sale in Australia and online today. 

Known as the “Apprehension Engine”, this makeshift wooden instrument was used to score one of the most terrifying horror films in recent times.

Great news (if you like freakish glowing insects): an abandoned railway tunnel in New South Wales has been overrun with thousands of glow worms. 

The Festival of Steve

Friday June 02, 2017

Like fine tailoring, well-made drinks and a bit of old-world dapperness? The Festival of Steve, a one-day event held in Melbourne this Saturday, could be just the ticket. 

Bukowski delivered mail, Stephen King cleaned schools and Jack Kerouac washed dishes.