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

· April 22, 2014

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 late ...

'Ssex' Issue 4

· April 15, 2014

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

· April 14, 2014

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

· April 14, 2014

“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’

· April 9, 2014

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'

· April 3, 2014

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

Intern issue one

· April 2, 2014

It's only in its first issue, but British magazine Intern is already turning some heads. Their goal: to showcase the talents of some of the creative indu...

Fashionable Selby

· March 27, 2014

Sometimes when I've been opshopping for hours – going through the racks of clothing, pulling out dresses and skirts and jackets and shirts and pants with...

Kenneth Calhoun, ‘Black Moon’

· March 25, 2014

Can't sleep? Better not read Black Moon, then. It's a bleak tale about how quickly society crumbles when all of a sudden almost nobody on the planet ...

Amanda Coplin, 'The Orchardist'

· March 17, 2014

The Orchardist is an original and remarkably written saga from first-time novelist Amanda Coplin. It tells the story of a family shaped by love, violence and...

Distort #43

· March 12, 2014

DX is back. Issue 43 of the long running music magazine contains interviews and conversations with Lakes, Sydney punks Oily Boys, Low Life, Lucy Cliché, Vane...

Totes Amaze!

· March 6, 2014

Y'know those kinds of people who just do things? Like really get things done? My housemate is one of those people. She makes ceramics in her spare time a...

Marc Bennetts, 'Kicking the Kremlin'

· March 6, 2014

Pussy Riot may have been the breakout global stars of Russia's newfound protest movement, but the group appear only halfway through Marc Bennetts's c...

The Best of Men's File

· February 25, 2014

I am a man and one day I will own a coffee table. Until then I can only daydream, and when I daydream I think about the books I own that I will pile on top o...

Four&Sons Issue One pre-orders

· February 20, 2014

Well, it's international Love Your Pet Day, and time we took stock of what our forefathers fought for: the right to lavish attention on small animals tha...

Digital Writers' Festival

· February 13, 2014

A few years ago a totally online writers' festival would've been too clunky to work. But as of today, the Digital Writers' Festival officially ri...

Area 1983–1987

· February 13, 2014

Area was an '80s NYC nightclub that emphasised the 'art' part of 'partying'. Every six weeks they debuted a new theme, necessitating an e...

Jackie Dargaville, 'The Vegie Box'

· February 4, 2014

Billed as a “gardening box set”, The Vegie Box grew into existence just as naturally as the vegetables it helps you cultivate do. Victorian garde...

Advice Comics

· January 29, 2014

It's always good to have someone to turn to when you need emotional guidance – like Dr Yahoo Answers, or Rookie's 'Just Wondering', or a voll...

Houston Rap

· January 21, 2014

Yes this is about Houston hip hop, but it's also about the people and the community behind a scene that's produced Geto Boys, Paul Wall, Rap-A-Lot Re...

Diego Marani, 'God's Dog'

· January 15, 2014

Beyond the immediate palindromic title, Diego Marani's new novel indeed explores the bond between the Catholic Church and one of its designated guard dog...

Summer reading guide 2013

· December 19, 2013

You've probably been staring at screens all year, and obviously we're all for that, but man it's good to find a shady spot and read an actual boo...

Baltic Comics Anthology š! issue #15, 'Cats'

· December 17, 2013

You're on the internet right now so you know full well how popular cats are. And because I'm not a shitty stand-up comedian (I would be if I tried, b...

HOUSE WEAR 2

· December 12, 2013

Stephanie Poole and Rachel Elliot-Jones, collectively known as MANY MANY, are interested in the impermanency of everyday life. They like nomads. An affection...

The Burger Book: Victoria's Best Burgers

· December 11, 2013

Your fast-food guilty pleasures will wilt in the face of this guide to Victoria's best real burgers. It celebrates the glorious potential of a burger, fr...

Mark and Melinda Drew, 'USA 92'

· December 5, 2013

In 1992, Sydney artist Mark Drew and his sister Melinda caught a tour bus along the west coast of America. In 1992 Mark wasn't an 'artist' yet. H...

Simon Hanselmann, 'Life Zone'

· November 27, 2013

All the dweebs keen on the underground Aussie comix scene may well already be familiar with Simon Hanselmann, who's been doing drawings / noises under th...

Born Loser, issue #9

· November 21, 2013

In Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, teen tycoon of rock Z-Man Barzell tells a manager his band's name is “awfully 1950s. You might as well call them...