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J. Mascis’s Skateboarding Dog

Saturday June 25, 2016

Dinosaur Jr.’s new film clip features two of our favourite things: a skateboarding J Mascis and a skateboarding dog. (The song’s not bad, either.)

Modelling the Apocalypse

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Ever wanted to know what the world would look like after the apocalypse? Professional diorama builders (yes, that's a real job) Nix + Gerber make miniature versions of our world without us.

Sorry, Johnny Rotten wannabes, but a book that tells you how to look punk just ain’t punk. Still, this attempt from 1977 pretty good for a laugh.

Bendigo Writers Festival 2016

Friday June 17, 2016

Like writing? Find small cities simply delightful? The Bendigo Writers Festival is smack bang in the middle of that very nice Venn diagram, and it’s on this August.

How to Decorate a Spacecraft

Thursday June 16, 2016

Russian architect Galina Balashova didn't just design the insides of Soviet spaceships – she even painted the pictures that adorned their walls. Here are some of the pieces she sent into outer space.

Philip Coppola is on a mission to draw every one of New York’s 469 subway stations. Should only take him another 30 years.

Terrible Merit Badges

Sunday June 12, 2016

Forget knot tying: these alternative merit badges from artist Luke Drozd recognise talent in the far more important fields of home dentistry, grave robbing, espionage and more.

Japan’s One-Book Bookshop

Saturday June 11, 2016

It’s no earth-shattering statement to say that Japan’s got a pretty good handle on minimalism. But this Tokyo bookshop takes things to another level.

Readers, writers, lend us your ears: the Emerging Writers’ Festival hits Melbourne next week. Here are some of our fave events (including – ahem – one we're speaking at), and the chance to win tickets.

Making Art in Space

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Michael Najjar is training to go boldly where no artist has gone before – into outer space.

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