Dull and Duller?

Friday August 10, 2012

Anthropologists will study anything. From the outside most of it seems impenetrably boring: clothing in Melanesia, dietary variations in the Cotswolds... that sort of stuff. So you know something is afoot when an anthropologist deems an entire people 'too dull' to study.

Thirsty Thursday: Brew Boys

Thursday August 09, 2012

A beer should taste great (obviously), but a sharp looking label goes a long way to make it much more memorable. Brew Boys excel at both - they're so proud of their labels they even sell them separately.

Discovering Dad

Tuesday August 07, 2012

Dads can be great hoarders. A brief snoop through the bedside table can reveal all kinds of wonders: smoking pipes, harmonicas, even love letters to mum. But Holly Gilliam's dad Terry might just have the coolest stash of stuff around.

McSweeney's On Sale

Saturday August 04, 2012

Tomorrow the McSweeney's team kicks off a big book sale. Save money and get smarter at the same time. It's win win.

You'd be wise to approach a beer with wine in it skeptically. Brewed with Shiraz, Pepperjack Hand Crafted Ale is surprisingly not only 'not bad', it is really delicious.

This weekend Warren Ellis will play the electric violin to thousands of people at Splendour in the Grass, but the Dirty Three musician's obsession with instruments started in a rubbish dump during the late '70s. He tells us about 10 noise makers that have changed his life. 

Thirsty Thursday: Moo Brew

Thursday July 26, 2012

Alcohol and art; a timeless combination. You may know about MONA in Tasmania (which just opened a new exhibition, Theatre of The World) but did you know the grounds are also where the wonderfully tasty, downright drinkable Moo Brew was born?

Thirsty Thursday: Bress

Thursday July 19, 2012

Bress is a small winery/cidery sitting just outside Castlemaine, an hour and a half north-west from Melbourne where the ethos is sustainable, but irreverent.

The First 70

Wednesday July 18, 2012

The Californian Government thought it could close 70 state parks to save a few bucks. It thought wrong.

Herr Blick

Monday July 16, 2012

Steven Blick isn't your regular, everyday hairdresser. For one, he has Samuel Beckett as a mascot. For another, he despises most other salons.