No bones about it, Smith Journal volume 27 is a mammoth issue – and it’s out now in Australia. Inside you’ll meet a Japanese scientist obsessed with jellyfish and immortality; an Australian couple reviving a nearly lost film format; Mexico’s self-taught (and only) forensic cleaner; and the Quentin Tarantino of Uganda’s slums. You’ll also learn about Andrew W.K.’s favourite things; meet the woman paid to read unreadable documents; take a mouth-watering trip to discover the history of barbecue; and praise six dogs good enough to get their own statues. Oh, and you’ll spend time with a group of woolly mammoth ‘hunters’ who risk life and limb unearthing ancient beasts in northern Siberia. Dig it? Go grab a copy now!

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Reviving Iranian Arts

Meet the Melbourne duo bringing rare Iranian designs to Melbourne. 

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The Mammoth Hunters 

Unearthing ancient beasts is a risky, frostbite-inducing business.

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The Tarantino of Uganda

Isaac Nabwana brings a touch of Hollywood to Kampala’s slums.

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A few odds and ends to Smith-ify your house (or give as gifts).

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A Whale of a Poster

Thirty cetaceans to hang on your wall, care of artist Kelsey Oseid.

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How to Make a Maori BBQ

Bring: volcanic rocks, piles of meat and banana leaves. 

To nab yourself a Volume 27, head to your local stockist, buy a subscription or order a single copy online

Across the ditch: Volume 27 should hit stores in New Zealand on June 25. Ask your local if it's not on shelves then.

Overseas readers: We'll be with you in shortly (click here to find out when), but if that's too far away you can order a copy online and we'll send it straight out.