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This should be epic: Magnetic Fields' frontman Stephin Merritt is performing 50 songs chronicling each year of his life. And you could score yourself a ticket, thanks to Melbourne Festival.

This ancient rock was taking up space on a Victorian farm. So stonemason Josh Bowes decided to get creative with his chisel. (You’ll also find him playing tetris with rocks, dry stone walling across regional Victoria.) 

Blonde on Blonde Heading Down Under

Sunday September 24, 2017

Grammy award-winning strings band Old Crow Medicine Show talk to Smith Journal about their upcoming Australian tour, where to eat the best fried catfish in Nashville, and Bob Dylan.  

The Tiny Worlds of Ali Alamedy

Saturday September 23, 2017

Meet the Iraqi refugee making exquisite miniature dioramas. 

Pint-Sized Pedestrians

Friday September 22, 2017

Filmmaker Jacob Krupnick thinks toddlers are "strange, mysterious little people". In this Q&A, he talks to Smith Journal about what drove him to capture their funny little meanderings in a series of two-minute films.

Smith Journal doco: New Jersey

Saturday September 16, 2017

In this original Smith Journal film, meet a Melbourne-based designer who creates soccer jerseys for African countries and disputed territories that don't have them yet. 

The Post-Punk "Fish Goth" Band

Tuesday September 12, 2017

There have been lots of Joy Division tribute bands over the years, but none of them have been maritime-themed. Until now.  

America’s First Illustrator

Monday September 11, 2017

Meet the 19th century doctor who illustrated 2,000 books, drawing everything from phoenixes and lottery advertisements to circus performers and fire-fighting horse carts. 

Sign of the Times

Sunday September 10, 2017

Liked your visit to this large, rugged mountain in New Zealand? Why, perhaps we can interest you in another, say… Uluru? 

What would cooking videos look like if they were directed by some of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers? That question spurred artist David Ma to create these cinematic cooking clips.  

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