JD Salinger was probably the most beloved, and most secretive, writer in American history. This piercing doco shines a light on his life.
Rather than make our own ill-fated predictions about 2014, here’s a list of 28 prophecies from over 100 years ago that prove that predicting the future is hard work.
Today marks 100 years since the first crossword was put to paper by a harried newspaper man. Author and crossword setter David Astle pens a quick ode to the old gal.
We don't just read autobiographies for the one character. The greatest accounts accept the truth that no one goes at it alone.
Evel Knievel was the undisputed King of the daredevils, but one of his lesser-known skills was as a master of marketing.
Forget time travel: to live like the Romans you need only don a toga, buy some ostrich meat and follow this handy collection of ancient recipes.
Today marks 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but what do we actually know?
Halloween, that increasingly less-American holiday of holidays, is upon us again. This infographic charts the history of the most popular costumes over the years.
The Velvet Underground only sold 30,000 copies of their debut album. But as music iconoclast Brian Eno famously noted: "Everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band."
A regular contributor to Smith, we've considered approaching David Astle about being the patron saint of our little magazine. An unashamed nerd, the man plays with words the way Michael Jordan used to handle a basketball.
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