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This Slovenian monolith can tell you exactly how blue – or polluted – the sky is at any given moment, using the power of science. 

New Movies, Old-Fashioned Covers

Friday August 19, 2016

Self-taught artist Matthew Dix spends his spare time designing old-fashioned covers for modern films – and even dubs them back onto VHS. Naturally, we tracked him down to ask why.

Watch: The Taxidermy Olympics

Sunday August 14, 2016

Forget Rio: the Taxidermy Olympics is the sporting event we can all get behind.

Brisbane Writers Festival

Friday August 12, 2016

Running September 7-11, the Brisbane Writers Festival is a celebration of everything writerly in the city with the best reading weather. Here’s a peek at this year’s program.

Ever wanted to casually flip through the music that influenced one of the most influential musicians in recent memory? The internet is here to help.

NASA reckons we're just 50 years away from visiting Mars. Artist Julien Mauve's photos predict how we’ll behave when we're there.

Can’t wait for the new season of Twin Peaks? Here are some Japanese coffee commercials David Lynch made back in the '90s to tide you over.

Music to Fall Asleep To

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Can’t sleep? Thom Yorke has made a playlist of songs to get you ready for bed, and it’s pretty darn dreamy.

Art in Chernobyl

Monday July 18, 2016

Australian artist Guido Van Helten is the first person to paint inside a reactor at Chernobyl’s notorious power plant. 

These paintings of '90s sitcom sets by artist Babak Ganjei aren’t just nostalgic – they’re also strangely sad.

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