Smith Journal volume 33 is out! And you could be holding it in your hot little hands, if only you’d visit your local retailer or click through to our online store.

“Why would I want to do that?” we hear you ask. Well, perhaps you’d like to get some life advice from British documentarian Louis Theroux, who spoke with us about life and death and the importance of staying nervous. Or maybe you want to read about the science fiction authors who’ve joined forces with the army to imagine the wars of the future. It’s also possible you'd enjoy learning about Australia’s greatest unsolved art heist. Would you like to meet the women fighting ISIS and patriarchy in Kurdistan? Because you totally can. Or maybe, just maybe, you want to learn about the strangely capitalist history of the tooth fairy, before pondering the existence of aliens in a deafeningly quiet universe.

Not for us to say, really. But all of the above is certainly contained within volume 33’s 120 nicely printed pages, along with loads more science, history, design and adventure.  

Still not convinced? Here: take another squiz between the covers:

Here's a peek between the covers:

birds of prey

Birds and the City

The birds of prey keeping our cities clean.

louis theroux

Things Louis Theroux Believes

He wants you to stay nervous, for one thing.

food

Futurist Food

The world's weirdest cookbook, put to the test.

designing in the dark

Designing in the dark

Chris Downey designs buildings he can't see.

Across the ditch: Volume 33 should hit stores in New Zealand on December 23. Ask your local if it's not on shelves then.

Overseas readers: We'll be with you 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.