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Kiffy Rubbo: Curating the 70’s

Kiffy Rubbo was a pioneering art curator during the 1970’s. She was in charge of the George Paton Gallery at the University of Melbourne and brought a lot of...

Swampland Issue 01

When I was first interested in music there was no internet so I used to read a lot of print music magazines. My dad liked the idea of me 'getting into gu...

Tait Ischia, 'Copywrong to Copywriter'

“If you feel like you've got the wrong tone of voice, don't understand the ins-and-outs of grammar or just don't feel confident writing abo...

An interview with Gillian Terzis and Ellena Savage

The Lifted Brow is the world's best (and possibly only) 'attack journal'. Gillian Terzis and Ellena Savage have just put out their final issue as...

Simon Hanselmann 'Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam and Oth...

For a minute there towards the end of Megahex it kind of, almost looked as if Owl was gunna have some kind of epiphany. He went on that nature walk, saw some...

Fracture volume 1

“Why do you laugh when Steve Martin plays bluegrass? He doesn't mean it like that anymore; the banjo isn't a punch line now.” That's ...

Helio Press

'Risography' (as I would explain it to those who can only process new ideas through interbreeding analogies) is as if screenprinting and photocopying...

Tempered Journal

Tempered deploys that old slimey adage “Be Present” (used mostly by those who transcend looking at their phone while commuting) to great effect. ...

Filmme Fatales issue #7 

As anyone who's seen Police Academy: Mission To Moscow will attest, film franchises are always at the top of their game by the seventh instalment – so wh...

Haneen Martin's Top Five Australian Zines

Haneen Martin: zinemaker, curator, visual artist, producer, feminist, the Zombie Queen herself, wonderwoman. The motivated and effortlessly stylish Adelaide ...

The Best Books of 2015

As the images and information scrolling by on the internet increase, and their permanence (or psychic impact) decreases, artefacts are becoming increasingly ...

Heavy Volume One

I know that the Oxford Dictionary has already chosen its 'word' of the year but I reckon the word 'busy' should of been a strong contender. I...

Big Ego Books: Vogue and Bogue of the Aussie Book Fairs

Have you ever scoured the shoddily built shelves at a Vinnies and found a title as compelling as “The Bachelor's Bar Companion: A Guide For Unsubtl...

Oslo Davis 'This Annoying Life'

This book isn't about the big stuff. We all know, in the scheme of things, we're pretty damn lucky. Relatively low unemployment, no civil war, (argua...

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

If you’re looking for a musician’s memoir dripping with debauched ‘what happens on tour…’ stories, or clichéd tales of wastoid benders that stretch on for de...

Good Sport

When you strip it right back, sport is about being a better person and Good Sport is a new magazine from Melbourne that looks at what this means for people a...

Greg Sindel, 'Horrendous Myths'

Listen up you spooky spunks, Halloween has been and gone which means slipping on your human suits and returning to the real world. Don’t be down, we may be f...

MAP: Exploring the World

OK, let’s get this out of the way. I have a map wall at home. It’s a wall, with a bunch of maps on it — hence, map wall. Sneer as you might but I’m damn prou...

Oberon 1

'Oberon' is the name of many things. It's the second largest moon of Uranus, the wife-drugging king of fairies from 'A Midsummer Nights Drea...

Mini Comic of the Month

The year is 2016. Australia has had three new Prime Ministers and forty eight new seasons of The Bachelor. You hear the postie whizz past on their hoverboard...

Strine Whine Issue #3

Writing about music is hard. Here we are trying to use these squiggles on a page to describe and evaluate an art form that not only vibrates in the freaking ...

Independent publishers show us their weird bookshelf...

It's pretty obvious we have throbbing book-boners for independent publications here at the Thousands. Week by week we photograph ourselves affectionately...

Bad Luck, Hot Rocks

The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona’s Painted Desert is home to a huge deposit of petrified wood from the Late Triassic period. While signs at the ...

Accidental Discharge, Issue 2

This is pretty exciting – Accidental Discharge is a feminist-based magazine that started up last year by Maile Shanti – and she was only 17. Not long after e...

Minna Gilligan, 'Time After Time'

Dear Diary, Today I read Minna Gilligan’s fashion book ‘Time After Time’. It made me want to write in you even though I have never written more than one dia...

Sometimes ear-grafted rats give sound advice

Advice Comics is an online advice column where readers' questions or worries are tackled by the creations of some of Australia's best underground com...

An interview with Thomas Rennie

When my friend Thomas Rennie’s dad Andrew passed away in 2012, he decided he was going to make a solo road trip around North and Central America on a motorbi...

Homegirl zine, issue one

Ingrid Kesa’s Homegirl opens on part of a quote by Drake (AKA Jesus 2.0) – “live without pretending”. The whole quote, which he posted to Twitter a few years...