What's in a Name?

Friday January 30, 2015

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but you can absolutely judge these people by their names. Welcome to the strange world of aptronyms, names suited to the people who bear them.

Ever wondered how undercover police create their fake personas? This Sunday Read shines a light on the alter ego business and asks, 'What does it mean when the internet can raise the dead?'

The Wisdom of David and Patti

Friday January 16, 2015

David Lynch and Patti Smith rap about Twin Peaks, untended lawns and the mysteries of creativity.

Books to the Stars

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Ever wanted to know where Ferris wagged school, Indie raided the Lost Ark or Dirty Harry got dirty? These books take us to famous film locations in our hometowns – Australia included.

If you've got to do it, you may as well do it with science.

“Work more and better. Dont get lonesome. Wash teeth if any”. The singer’s resolutions from 1943 offers some good advice, if only we could stick to it.

Landmine Sanctuaries

Wednesday December 31, 2014

They’re among the most dangerous places on Earth, but for animals, minefields have become an accidental refuge.

How to Speak Australian

Tuesday December 30, 2014

This interactive map breaks the country down into 27 regions based on the stupid words we use. 

Smith's New Year's Drinking Guide

Monday December 29, 2014

The hardest decision about New Year’s isn’t which party to avoid, vantage point to get lost at or resolution to break: it’s what to drink. Here’s our guide to the best booze for the night.

Emergency Christmas Gift

Friday December 19, 2014

It’s not too late to get the perfect gift in time for Christmas. And this is one that’ll keep on giving.

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