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.

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Most of us dream of running away from modern life, from time to time. Photographer Alec Soth spent five years documenting the people who have done just that, and the places they've sought refuge in.

When the SHTF and the world ends, you still want to eat in style, right? 

For 20 years no one could explain how the world’s largest geoglyph suddenly appeared in South Australia. Now there's a cash reward being offered to anyone with answers.

The Museum of Water

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Finally, what you’ve always wanted from a museum: baby tears and a 129,000-year-old jar of melted ice.

Beccy Bromilow cobbles together a pretty sweet life handcrafting shoes from roo leather. 

Before it made its way to the moon (and your cool friends’ wedding invitations), the font of our times was almost wiped out by the Nazis.

Denmark's Disappearing Islands

Saturday June 23, 2018

The Faroe Islands may be many (there are 18 in total), but their populations are dwindling. Photographer Kevin Faingnaert captures their fading communities in these beautiful shots. 

Chances are you’ve seen one of Peter Drew’s arresting street posters. Here’s the story behind them. 

The Most Boring Day in History

Thursday June 21, 2018

According to this computer, the most boring day in history was April 11, 1954. Turns out, it was actually kinda interesting, in its own tedious way. 

The great academic Jeremy Bentham really got ahead in life. But in death, not so much.