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Boiling 1.5 million kettles at the same time will do that to you.

It’s English like you’ve never heard it before: isolated fishing communities near North Carolina speak a dialect that's hardly changed in 250 years. See if you can understand them in this short film.

Peter Greste wants wars covered from multiple perspectives, not just one. And he's calling bullshit on the anti-terrorism laws that he thinks are silencing people’s voices and denying their humanity. The fight for press freedom is personal to him. 400 days in an Egyptian jail on trumped-up charges will do that to you. 

To help pass the 400 days he spent behind bars, Aussie journalist Peter Greste wrote diary entries on toilet paper, baked sourdough bread from old juice, and made a backgammon set from plastic bottle lids and pumpkin seeds. In a two-part special, the Australian journalist talks to us about how to keep your sanity, creativity and humanity when you find yourself indefinitely locked up. 

This made us want to eat our screen: it’s a hot waterfall of molten, gooey cheese. Yes it is.

Sneaky Tossers

Sunday October 01, 2017

Shoefiti. We’ve all seen them, sneakers hanging from powerlines like a secret we’re not in on. Want in? 

Read the chilling letters and see the Aboriginal souvenirs that tourists from around the world have returned to an outback store, believing the artefacts to be cursed. 

Introducing: Smith Street Dry Gin

Monday September 11, 2017

We’ve teamed up with Melbourne’s Craft & Co to create our own gin. It’s an unusual take on a classic formula. Just like us.

Trees That Refuse To Die

Thursday September 07, 2017

These photos of badass trees will restore your faith in Mother Nature (and her ability to get downright weird).

Smith Journal volume 24

Monday September 04, 2017

Head for the hills: Smith Journal volume 24 is out in Australia and online today, and it’s full of dangerous ideas.

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