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.

In this extract from his new book, journalist Andrew Mueller reflects on a comically dark time in our nation’s musical and sporting history.

Back in the day, students caught misbehaving at this university were sent to a secret subterranean prison. These photos of its graffiti-clad walls show that it was a pretty fun place to be.

Now that’s entertainment.

The Memo Archive

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Aaron James Draplin has been collecting agricultural crop notebooks from the early 20th century and uploading them to his eye-catching database for us all to gawk at.

On your marks, get set, twiddle knobs.

This artist is creating glitchy, pixelated versions of century-old classics, using watercolours instead of computers.

The only thing complicated about this mouth-watering pie? The flavour. In this post, Island Menu's Samuel Shelley shows us how to make a simple dish that looks nice and fancy on a plate.

In one of the most isolated towns in the world, hunting isn’t a hobby or even a way of life; it’s a means of survival. But that could all be about to change.

Artist Alvaro Naddeo’s dystopian shelters and vehicles are only watercolour drawings for now, but we’re probably going to need the blueprints real soon.

The Overlooked Art of the Motel

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Motels are usually just places we stay in on the way to more celebrated landmarks. But as these photos show, there's plenty about them worth celebrating.