Thursday May 24, 2012

Award-winning chef Ben Shewry (of famed Melbourne restaurant Attica), is a man who cares deeply about the provenance of his food. 

Smith volume three is coming

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Yep, Smith Journal volume three is on sale June 13 and it's full of fascinating things.

That's me in the corner

Wednesday May 16, 2012

What do Latvian DJs, bronze replicas of vintage cameras, starfish and gaunt fashion models have in common? They have all been occupying the attention of former REM frontman Michael Stipe since the demise of his epoch-defining band.

Good Beer Week

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Good beer is something everyone deserves, but something Australia has taken its time to fully embrace. Those VB ads have a lot to answer for, and not just for teaching a generation of boys that the only way to be a man is by lifting heavy objects while wearing short shorts. 

Back to Booktown

Monday April 30, 2012

If nothing beats a good book, then you shouldn't be doing anything other than heading to Clunes for the Back to Booktown festival next weekend.

Graphic religion

Wednesday April 25, 2012

Ever wondered exactly how many people claim Zoroastrian as their religious denomination? Wonder no more.

The best of the worst

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Some parents are clearly intent on doing stuff to embarrass their kids for decades. If you think you've had it bad, just be thankful your folks never tried to make music.

Love him or loathe him – or both – there's no denying that Julian Assange has reformatted the way we understand journalism and international diplomacy in the digital age.

Richard Dawkins comes to town

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Fresh from bloodying George Pell on last night's Q&A, Darwinian provocateur Richard Dawkins is appearing in both Sydney and Melbourne to discuss his new book The Magic of Reality.

One second every day

Monday April 09, 2012

When Cesar Kuriyama turned 30 he did what most 30 year olds don't: quit his job and started filming his life, for one second, every day.