Neil Young's latest record comes out tomorrow, and - not surprisingly - it's a little left of centre.

It's hard to ignore the impact of Malcolm Gladwell's work, and now it can enhance your coffee table as well as your mind. 

Sigur Ros (album giveaway)

Friday May 25, 2012

To launch their new album Valtari, Icelandic post-rock four-piece Sigur Ros reached out to us in cyberspace and outerspace, via the humble planetarium. 

You might know him as the man behind viral YouTube hipster-parodying smash hit "Northcote (So Hungover)". He's the Bedroom Philosopher - aka Justin Heazlewood - and a man constantly on tour. 

How often do you see your family? Do you have friends for dinner? How do you interact with your local community? These are the questions Kinfolk Magazine asks, and quite rightly so.

Next Wave is Go

Friday May 18, 2012

Festival director's welcomes are often dry lists of "thank yous" to local politicians and sponsors. Next Wave's is a creative call to arms.

Writers United

Monday May 14, 2012

Perusing the gargantuan lineup of this week's Sydney Writers' Festival, and given the dire warnings about the grim state of the book industry, we were struck by an odd thought: At some point, surely, we are in danger of having more book writers than actual book readers. 

Sunday Reading: Disegno

Sunday May 13, 2012

Good magazines are like little worlds unto themselves; great magazines are little worlds you never want to leave. Disegno is a bi-annual magazine with which Smith would be proud to share shelf space.

It's a big call, but if there was a shortlist for The Great American Novel, The Art of Fielding would be a worthy addition.

Iron Sky (ticket giveaway)

Tuesday May 08, 2012

In the dubiously grand tradition of B-Movie outrageousness comes the cult-classic-in-waiting, Iron Sky.