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Issue 500 – a retrospective (part 2)

I've been contributing to Three Thousand for four years which means I only know a fraction of the story seeing as we've been around for ten. To do th...

Funny Ha Ha

Three Thousand alumni Bec Varcoe is funny. I know this for a fact because we've spent afternoons together on official business chasing broken waterslides...

Issue 500 – a retrospective (part 1)

Letter from the Editor Dear readers. Thank you! I'm not just saying that. You could be scrolling through an endless stream of internet right now for som...

Yan Lianke, ‘The Four Books’

Chinese novelist Yan Lianke is no stranger to censors, but for his latest novel he decided to not even worry about whether it could get published in China. T...

The Lifted Brow #25

In late January this year, quarterly lit mag The Lifted Brow flirted with the idea of renaming their digital version Side Eye. Actually when I say flirted, I...

Aevoe, vol. 1

So it turns out that the contents of independent publication Aevoe are just as fun and consuming as learning how to pronounce its name (fyi it's “a...

Low Life News #2

If you have a passing interest in Sydney's Low Life this magazine is not for you. Low Life News is for fanatics only. Published by the official Low Life ...

'35ppm', a laser printed photographic exhibition by ...

Last month Bloom Publishing held a submission-based photography exhibition where prints were being sold in limited runs for an outrageously reasonable $20 a ...

Abigail Ulman, 'Hot Little Hands'

Abigail Ulman's first book deals exclusively in coming-of-age stories – no matter what the actual age of the characters. In fact, we follow slacker PhD s...

Guide to the Digital Writers Festival

Unless someone transcribed this with a pen and mailed it to you, chances are you're interested in digital writing. The Digital Writers Festival celebrate...

Miranda July, 'The First Bad Man'

Miranda July's debut novel may not be as overtly quirky as the movies she's made (2005’s Me and You and Everyone We Know and 2011’s The Future), but ...

Anwen Crawford, 'Live Through This'

You have the album's power and timelessness as well as the rock world's staunch sausage-fest traditionalism to thank for this, but Hole's definin...

Maxine Beneba Clarke, 'Foreign Soil'

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian poet, essayist and author from an Afro-Carribean background. With Foreign Soil she's produced a debut of collection...

The Blackmail Offline issue #3

The Blackmail have been pairing cultural luminaries since their inception in 2009, first as a monthly online magazine and graduating to a paperback released ...

Kelly Link 'Get in Trouble'

Nobody writes stories like Kelly Link. Sure, you can trace her twistedly funny, darkly strange tales back to Margaret Atwood and Jorge Luis Borges, but a qui...

COS zine

Just going to state the obvious here, but god damn those Scandinavians are good at life. Swedish fash brand COS (a high-end offshoot of H&M) recently ope...

Charles D'Ambrosio, 'Loitering'

Charles D'Ambrosio's previous essay collection, 2006's Orphans, achieved cult status with a run of just 3,500 copies. That's not due simply t...

Holly Childs, 'Danklands'

Some luddites aren't against technology, just the human use of it (guns don't kill people etc). Holly Childs, far from a luddite, would argue differe...

'Basic Needs, Summer 2015'

Copywriter, baker and cupcake maker Bobby The Baker (AKA Bobby Ly) has been prepping Basic Needs Cookbook since 2011, way back when Julia Gillard was prime m...

Rookie Yearbook 3

It's been just over three years since Editor-In-Chief (and life inspiration) Tavi Gevinson launched Rookie Mag, an online publication aimed at teenage gi...

Archer, Issue 3

I really wish Archer Magazine had existed when I was in high school. A Melbourne-based bi-annual publication, Archer honestly and intelligently opens up disc...

Lena Dunham, 'Not That Kind of Girl'

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told”, Lena Dunham writes in the introductio...

Fulsome Prism/You split zine

Purple Rain – the song, the album and the movie – turns 30 this year, and here's your offbeat tribute to it. This split issue of the Melbourne zines Fuls...

John Darnielle, 'Wolf in White Van'

For those not familiar with the quirky and idiosyncratic indie folk of the Mountain Goats allow me to introduce John Darnielle, the driving force behind the ...

The Erudite Travel Guide to Hobart and Southern Tasm...

I recently visited Hobart for the first time. I was there for a total of five days, and for the five weeks leading up to those five days I spent every dying ...

David Walsh, 'Bone of Fact'

If you've spent any time at resplendent Tasmanian culture bunker MONA, your jaw is unlikely to graze the floor when you find out it cost creator David Wa...

Peter Carey, 'Amnesia'

National treasure tackles the up-to-the-minute world of hacking and leaks. Sounds promising, doesn't it? But for all its ambition, Peter Carey's new ...

Beci Orpin, 'Make and Do'

Beci Orpin is one helluva woman. An artist, author, and designer of clothes homewares and textiles (including vibrant/vibe-y recent range 'Arro Home'...