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Smith Henderson, 'Fourth of July Creek'

Smith Henderson is a true American name, as is his debut novel, Fourth of July Creek, which is set at the end of the Carter administration in a remote and im...

Minicomic Of The Month Club 2014-15

Anyone who's been following cartooning and its place in popular culture over the past twenty or so years would probably rather staple their own eyelids s...

Liam Pieper, 'The Feel Good Hit of The Year'

There's something hugely reassuring about a stranger's misfortune. Like, sure, adolescence was lonely, but few of us ever had to ride a pushbike to a...

Nic Low, 'Arms Race'

What begins as merely a mischievous streak turns into something deeper, darker, and more oblique in Nic Low's debut collection of stories. The Melbourne-...

Hysteria Mag #4

Recently I was listening to a podcast with pro skater Alex Olson (with whom I am minor league obsessed), where he commented that young skateboarders today do...

Death Is Not the End: The Art of Alexander Heir

Alexander Heir is more than just a ‘punk artist’. The Brooklyn illustrator is also a silk screener, musician and clothing brand owner. But he’s best known fo...

Bite Me Magazine, 'The Butt Issue'

Katrina Tran, Jason Schlabach and a slew of contributors bring you the first edition of Bite Me, a sleek publication focused on exploring a singular theme th...

'The Plant' issue 6

Opening with a photo essay of Japan's annual cherry blossoms, the sixth issue of The Plant immediately establishes itself as no Better Homes & Garden...

Rebecca Lee, 'Bobcat and Other Stories'

With just one novel behind her (2007's The City is a Rising Tide), Rebecca Lee makes an enormous impression with her new collection of stories. No less t...

The YOLO Pages

“I wish this was printed on edible paper” - Gordon Ramsay. “If you don't read this book you're going to Hell” - God. These tw...

Chris Flynn, 'The Glass Kingdom'

When a would-be Aussie rapper with the dubious tag Mekong Delta suddenly drops us into his unique, slang-riddled perspective halfway through The Glass Kingdo...

Justin Heazlewood interviews Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood (aka. Melbourne meme-maker of doom) has just written a new book called Funemployed about being funemployed (ie. working as a freelance crea...

Filmme Fatales issue #4

Some would argue that reality television has heralded further obfuscation of 'reality', while others would say the genre is just part of a long histo...

Ned Beauman, 'Glow'

Not yet 30 years old, Ned Beauman has earned stacks of awards and accolades for his first two novels alone. His third, Glow, should only burnish his reputati...

Ladies of Leisure

Women in their twenties cop a lot of negative press. As Ladies of Leisure contributor Sally Tabart puts it, you could be forgiven for thinking they're al...

'N+1' issue 19

N+1 has published two of my favourite pieces of recent non-fiction writing. Both by Alice Gregory, they are 'Sad As Hell', a dissection of life onlin...

Modern Cat SS14 issue

Oh Bub, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the end...

Nathan J Roche, ‘The Noumea Neurosis’

Novels don't come much stranger than The Noumea Neurosis, the latest book by Nathan Roche from Camperdown & Out and a handful of other Sydney bands. ...

Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs

“Sit down. I'm about to tell you something that might come as a shock: shooting in 'Manual' (M) is a waste of time.” Read This If ...

World's Only magazine issue #4

Freelance clarinetist, writer, editor and curator of Sydney artist-run initiative Musical Alaska Megan Alice Clune has steered another issue of biannual Worl...

Leon Arnott, 'Phone in Mouth'

My experience with interactive fiction (IF) prior to Phone in Mouth was limited to kid's titles like Circus of Fear, Revolt of the Dwarves and The Cave o...

The Believer 2014 Film Issue

The Believer is a magazine of interviews, essays, and reviews that we've kind of got the hots for. The March/April issue is a particularly attractive fil...

Jimi Kritzler, 'Noise In My Head: Voices from the Ug...

James Kritzler (White Hex / Slug Guts) cut his teeth in Brisbane playing in bands, working at the local radio station and making zines with the zeal of a lat...

'Ssex' Issue 4

I read Ssex for the articles. And the articles are damn good! The latest issue took two years in the making and is a true labour of love for Melbourne musici...

Assemble Papers

Why should you care about Assemble Papers? Because they care about you, and they really care about future you. The parent of Assemble Papers is an architectu...

The Portlandia Activity Book

“It looks really nice, they put a bird on it.” says the bookstore guy when he calls to say The Portlandia Activity Book has come in. Those fami...

‘Dust and Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting’

Collecting is often seen as an isolated pursuit, people locked away with their fixation of choice. But record collecting is actually quite communal, whether ...

Holly Childs, 'No Limit'

The term 'slashie' once commonly referred to people that had the money and means to construct an identity beyond their occupation – your actor/model/...