STRAY Articles

 

Card games that don't suck

· April 23, 2014

Things are getting to look pretty grim outside. You may want to hibernate in bed with caramelised popcorn and Gilmore Girls or whatever. It's not a terri...

Two-Up: A Guide

· April 23, 2014

Fine, so there hasn't been much for Australians to be proud of in recent months. Between Rolf Harris, Andrew Bolt and Scott Morisson, we're copping s...

Drunk Board Games

· April 23, 2014

Was your family the kind who sat around Sunday nights drinking Nesquik and cheerily squabbling over a game of Monopoly? Or were you an only child, cursed wit...

The Black Sheep’s Guide To Easter

· April 16, 2014

Easter’s a weird holiday. If you’re not particularly religious, and have long gotten over the novelty of buying your own Crème Eggs, you'll know that the...

Putting on a Show in Your Backyard

· April 15, 2014

First you'll need a PA. Ask Facebook. You probably know someone nice enough to lend you a PA, seeing as you already know folks nice enough to play in you...

World Record Store Day 2014 Roundup

· April 14, 2014

Turns out people still need tangible, collectable and warp-able music in their lives. They want to browse for it, ask someone about it, pick it up, dust it o...

Maria's Recycling Emporium

· April 9, 2014

Maria Jackson runs a 'scrounger's paradise' just outside the town of Foster in South Gippsland. She's spent decades trading and collecting bi...

Swordcraft in Princess Park

· April 3, 2014

Meet Swordcraft, a not-for-profit organisation set up for the sole purpose of allowing the World of Warcraft demographic to wear medieval armour, scream batt...

BMXing at Windsor track

· March 27, 2014

The BMX is a stiff, bong resin–stained middle finger to the idea of practical transport. There's no way you're getting to work on time on a BMX. You&...

The stretch of river just outside Warburton

· March 19, 2014

As anyone who follows me on Instagram knows, my hands-down favourite thing to do is find the most lovely, leafy and refreshing body of water possible then po...

Golden Plains Tops and Bottoms

· March 13, 2014

TOPS Contender for Sexiest Senior Citizen in the world, Charles Bradley bringing his heartfelt soul to the Sup, replete with costume changes and gyrations t...

The Iron Mike batting cage

· March 5, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers are kicking off their season against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground later this month. The Dodgers' No. 2 p...

American Apparel Australian lookbook open model call

· March 3, 2014

If you've ever wanted to twerk it in lycra, lay sexily on your stomach or hang out casually spread-eagled on an unmade bed while someone takes your pictu...

'Fieldwork' final days

· February 27, 2014

Artist Ben Morieson has created an installation in Kensington where visitors can witness the entire life cycle of 1.8 hectares of sunflowers. Let me tell you...

White Night battle plan

· February 20, 2014

Around 300,000 people jostled, gazed and danced their way through last year's inaugural White Night Melbourne. It felt a bit like our town's cultural...

C the Market tour

· February 20, 2014

Things that could make me get out of bed at 4.55am happily: literally nothing. No sunrise is worth seeing, no road trip worth taking. Natasha arrived bleary ...

The Thousands' guide to Valentine's Day loneliness

· February 12, 2014

A healthy human body exists at 37 degrees Celsius. That's pretty gross. It's February. You don't need to be stifled by someone else's body he...

Look.Stop.Swap 2014

· February 10, 2014

It's Sustainable Living Festival time again! We had so much fun curating the Look.Stop.Swap program at last year's festival that we've done it ag...

Sleeping with Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples

· February 6, 2014

Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples of The Telepathy Project need your dreams. Come White Night, they'll be performing all of them in one big endurance perfor...

Coburg Velodrome

· January 30, 2014

Back in the '70s, big-thighed cycling professionals used to stalk and sprint around the Coburg Velodrome like mechanical leopards. Since then all the sup...

Melbourne Star

· January 23, 2014

Well done, Melbourne! Bendigo and Shepparton, please do us the honour and give our city a pat on the back. Like London, Singapore and Luna Park, we now have ...

Pier review #2, rakali-spotting at Sandringham Jetty

· January 14, 2014

Rakali are Australia's native water rats. These golden-bellied little guys aren't like regular rats. Regular rats are vermin. I've read American ...

Poolside boners, an owner’s manual

· January 13, 2014

Most of the men who read this publication are well through puberty, but not so far through it they've forgotten the sheer humiliation that can be wrought...

MOFO Cheat Sheet

· January 8, 2014

Hobart's MOFO music and art festival just keeps on growing. Turns out having a billionaire arts patron / professional gambler open a self-described &ldqu...

MOFO 2014 ridiculous giveaway

· January 8, 2014

To celebrate the launch of Thousands Hobart, we've teamed up with MONA and put together the experience of a lifetime for MOFO 2014: – Return flights for...

Best Summer Swim Holes

· December 27, 2013

It's supposed to be 38 degrees and sunny tomorrow. You'll need to be submerged in water most of the day with short periods spent on shady banks liste...

Bridgewater Bay

· December 20, 2013

Bridgewater Bay is a natural playground. While most other beaches require surfboards, frisbees, cricket bats or a dark pair of sunglasses for entertainment, ...

Pier review #1, Middle Brighton Pier

· December 12, 2013

When the sun is out and the smell of coconut Le Tan lingers after a strong northerly breeze, people say, “Let's go hang at the beach!” But no...