Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

The Well of Death

Friday November 30, 2018

India’s gravity (and seatbelt) defying stunt drivers risk life and limb for the thrill of the crowd. But their high-octane days may be numbered.

Doing puzzles ‘wrong’ can be nice on the eye.

If he can conquer literal mountains without a rope, you can conquer whatever figurative ones stand before you.

The Art of Russian Mafia Tombstones

Monday November 26, 2018

These illustrated Russian mafia headstones are testaments to the values – and steeze – of some truly deadly dead dudes. 

And the terrible consequences that occur once you do.

Billboards from Behind

Saturday November 24, 2018

A photo series dedicated to the lesser-seen sides of billboards inadvertently raises some deep questions. 

The 2019 Good Stuff Awards Are Open

Friday November 23, 2018

And you should totally enter, you creative types, you. (Because there's an $11,000 prize pool up for grabs.)

Things could have looked very different for New York City’s famous park, had this recently unearthed design gotten the go ahead 160 years ago.

Jack was paid 20 cents a day and half a bottle of beer every week.

Stormscape Time-Lapses

Monday November 19, 2018

If this video doesn't arouse any awe, then clearly you need to go to the awe store.