Lefty Righty

Wednesday April 09, 2014

What makes us left or right-handed is an elusive, unsolved – though seemingly simple – puzzle. Could evolution hold the answer?

In every volume of Smith Journal there are a collection of books, penned by contributors, which span science fiction to self help. The volume 10 reading list comes from James Franco, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Birmingham and many more.

It took a cavalcade of filmmakers (18 to be exact) to take Tim Winton’s short story collection to the big screen.

City of Lit

Tuesday February 11, 2014

Melbourne is a ‘United Nations City of Literature’. We’re not sure what that means, but we suspect the Wheeler Centre’s public lecture series has a lot to do with it.

You think ribs are rustic? Try sparrows on toast. This cookbook contains some seriously old fashioned recipes, dating back from the Middle Ages through to World War II. 

Smith Summer Reads 2013

Monday December 30, 2013

If you're anything like us, the only 'To Do' list you have these holidays involves reading. Here's a shortlist of books Smith contribs are sticking in front of their faces this summer. 

Game of Knowns

Friday December 27, 2013

In the latest volume of Smith, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki discusses everyday phenomena that science can't explain, from nose picking to sun sneezing. His new book, Game of Knowns, takes things to the next level.

We don't just read autobiographies for the one character. The greatest accounts accept the truth that no one goes at it alone.

Smith Journal Gift Guide 2013

Friday December 06, 2013

'Tis the season for consuming giving, so we've pulled some products we loved from past volumes and mixed them with a collection of new stuff that'd make us grin like toddlers if we unwrapped them on Xmas morning. Buy! Enjoy!

Sunday Reading: Changing Gears

Sunday November 17, 2013

We've all dreamt of leading a simpler life at one point or another. But for most of us, the desire for a quiet life in the countryside versus the rush of city living stays just that: a desire. 

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