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Festival of the Photocopier Grab Bag 

Of all the weird things overheard in Melbourne about zines this year – including “it's like the street press and your Year 7 crafts project had a b...

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...

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...

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

Accidental Discharge is a feminist-based magazine that Maile Shanti started up last year – when she was only 17. Not long after, Maile was joined by now Art ...

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...

Offscreen #11

We covered Offscreen way back in 2012 when it first arrived on the literary landscape. Since then the digitally-focused print magazine has gone from strength...

HESSIAN, Issue #2

HESSIAN is a locally produced culture mag with a focus on 'subtle sustainability' in fashion. With Issue #2 Editor-in-Chief Siggi McCarthy and Founde...

Achromatopsia, an anthology of new comics

Are dreams subconscious desires and fears we should try to interpret in order to improve our existence? Or are they just dismissible fragments of day-to-day ...

Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Make Something Up’

Chuck Palahniuk's short stories are over-the-top fables, trafficking gleefully in sex, body horror, shock comedy and social commentary while his characte...

Tommy Sussex, 'Our Sincere Toils'

I just spent way too long on Tommy Sussex’s blog. It was for research okay. His photos are just the sort you can look at for a long time. I like the ones he ...

How to procrastinate, with Madeleine Dore from Extra...

There’s a fine art to procrastination. I’ve arranged my entire Tazo collection in rainbow colour order and then blu-tacked them to my wall during a particula...

Oliver Mol, 'Lion Attack!'

Oliver Mol's debut book Lion Attack! is about what it's like to come of age twice. It's a memoir of a broke, lusty and sensitive writer in Melbou...

The Thousands’ guide to the Melbourne Art Book Fair

It’s the first ever Melbourne Art Book Fair and if you have even the slightest interest in looking at pretty pictures and touching printed pages, you’ll want...

Steve Toltz, 'Quicksand'

Steve Toltz made an ambitious debut with 2008’s Man Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole, chronicling three generations of an Australian family. The Sy...

Kim Gordon, 'Girl in a Band'

“I preferred to sing about the darkness shimmering beneath the shiny quilt of American pop culture” — Kim Gordon. A big part of me didn't ...

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair giveaway

Art, architecture and design lovers, de-fog your horn rimmed glasses and jot this down in the ol’ Moleskine iPad app. Next month the NGV is holding the debut...