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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...

I Love Dick (and TidyMe)

This is a picture of me on a perfect spring day eating organic chicken and reading Chris Kraus’s semi-fictional memoir I Love Dick. While I lay on that gra...

A letter written to YOU every week for fifteen years

In 2001, a man from Melbourne sat down to write you a letter. I know it was for you because it began: “Dear You…"  Once he finished handwr...

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...

Nathan Roche, ‘Behind the Curtain of Death’

Proudly donning the title of “The Only Person That's Ever Read Behind The Curtain of Death by Nathan Roche” I am writing this review without any fear of ...

Win a copy of 'Drawing Funny' by Oslo Davis

Here at The Thousands we know funny (obviously). And internationally renowned/locally based cartoonist Oslo Davis is funny. Like all the best cartoonists, he...

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...

Olivia Grbac, 'Shit People At Gigs'

Melbourne's live music scene may be an ideal place to nurture various breeds of local rockdog, but the crappy behaviour it often attracts will be recogni...

Four&Sons, issue 5

“To the person who has Teddy: I know he is irresistably adorable, but he is more than that to me – he is like my son. My life has been absolute t...

Melissa Broder, 'So Sad Today' 

When the Twitter account @sosadtoday started appearing in my timeline a few years ago, retweeted to my attention by various glum-chums, I couldn't work o...

Rusted-on nostalgia in Warren Kirk's 'Westography'

On page 123 of Warren Kirk's Westography there's photo of Nick from Olympic Doughnuts in Footscray standing proudly in front of his caravan. There...

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 ...

The Thousands’ guide to the Melbourne Art Book Fair

It's time to crack the spine of some impeccable design because NGV's Art Book Fair on for a second time. Here are our picks. Fri Apr 29 6pm-10pm:...

Fulsome Prism/You split zine

Here's a throwback to Doug Wallen's review of the Fulsome Prism/You split zine, just one example of Prince's creativity spilling out into the uni...

Our picks from the 2016 Ledger Awards

The Ledger Awards are our annual prize-dishing ceremony celebrating excellence in Australian comics. They're on again and the shortlist for gold, silver ...

Krass Journal issue 2

A few months ago I interviewed a famous chef next to a main road. I was really nervy and sweaty because I'd just powerwalked along kilometres of honking ...

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...

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...