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Exercise options for people who hate the gym but lov...

Gyms are depressing. They play Pink and Nickelback. Clubs are fun. They play Beyoncé and Drake. If you wanna get fit, but don’t wanna lose your soul/eardrums...

A Cheapskate's Guide to Valentine's Day

Getting someone an expensive gift on Valentine's Day isn't romantic. By all means go buy that special someone something extravagant on their birthday...

Festival Of The Photocopier Highlight(er)s for 2015

Festival Of The Photocopier rolls out of the tray this weekend. The annual celebration of DIY publishing thrown by dedicated zine store Sticky Institute open...

10 good reasons to donate blood

Do you ever feel like a bit of a crap human who wishes you had the altruism to devote your existence to saving orangutans or the mindframe to relocate to a r...

Laneway Festival 2015 tops and bottoms

TOPS Nick Allbrook playing Pond's last song while crowd surfing. Mac Demarco's mum hype man-ing for Mac and Future Islands and possibly other peop...

Win tickets to the VAMFF Cultural Program Launch

Time to dust off that Givenchy couture that has been gathering dust in your climate-controlled walk-in wardrobe. Oh, what, this old thing? We’ve got a double...

Sugar Mountain 2015 Tops and Bottoms

TOPS Kirin J Callinan (Terrible Love) FTW. A set punctured with guest appearances via Skype. Guests included Jack Ladder, Dev Hynes - who performed 'Bla...

MONA FOMA 2015 Tops and Bottoms

Tops Swans going back in time and enlisting an actual viking to play percussion for them. Watching Beijing artist Li Binyaun destroy 250 hammers one-by-one...

Grow It Local presents 'You Grow It, We Cook It'

It is a real and proven scientific fact that growing your own food is the most rewarding thing you will EVER do. There's something very Tom Hanks in Cast...

The Res

Macedon Reservoir (The Res) initially seems the go-to spot for rope-swinging, testosterone teens to shove their way up wooden ladders and triple-barrel-roll,...

You're invited to The Thousands Social Club x Applet...

It's been a while since we've thrown a party, but one of our New Year's Resolutions is “PARTY MORE!” so what the heck, here it is. We...

The Thousands co-presents VAMFF 2015 Offsite Runway ...

We love farshion as much as André Leon Talley loves wearing Snuggies to high profile social events, so we're pretty excited to announce that we're co...

The Thousands staff wrap-up of 2014

2014 was a beautiful year for humanity. From the ice bucket challenge to the holy matrimony of Kimye to Slurpees being served in jars, we really progressed a...

29 excellent STRAYS for summer

Here at The Thousands we care about your summer. We actually really do. We want you to feel charged up with possibility. We want you to close your eyes at so...

The Thousands' Christmas Day survival guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year - for intrusive questions about your love life, airing of family laundry, and abrupt conversational transitions ...

Meredith 2014 Tops and Bottoms

TOPS Sleep keeping it thick and dirty like the inside of a crusty bong hose. Bec Rigby conjuring Janis Joplin-levels of soul and charisma in a hand-painte...

An A-Z Christmas gift guide mostly under $50

A - Alarm Clock iPhone dock ($55) It's a little kitschy but we're into it. Dad's gonna love it (or not get it). B - Boob pillowcase by ...

Weekend at The Grampians (for the relatively lazy to...

Ahhh The Grampians. A place that's 380 million years old does something to you; you start to feel insignificant in a really good way; like did the Dunkle...

Open casting call for Luci Schroder short film

Luci Schroder has directed some very fantastic music videos — including 'Sophisticated Lover' by Donny Benet, 'Drag Me Home' by World's E...

A short interview with Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope's brand of dark, wry, no-bullshit comedy has seen him appear on Louie and a weekly segment on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, as well as...

6 very good reasons to visit Port Fairy

The pool got too crowded and the water had a strange shiny film on top of it last time you visited. But you can't go home because it only takes two days ...

Guide to Garage Sale Trail 2014

For every semi-functioning MIDI disc player at a garage sale, there is a piece of Harley Davidson merchandise c1994 that absolutely completes you and makes y...

Melba Gully glow worms

Seeing glow worms is like watching a Studio Ghibli film come to life without the life lessons transcribed through hefty plots. And you know what? It's gr...

Three Thousand Digital Content Intern

Are you good at the internet, have subediting experience and see your future in online publishing? We're looking for a Digital Content Intern to join our...

Where to see the total lunar eclipse

The moon — what a magnificent and terrifying orb. Tonight, the sun, Earth and moon will align in a formation called a 'syzygy' (also the name of prog...

MPavilion

An airy structure set in the Queen Vic Gardens, serving Everyday Coffee every day, music every weekend, and talks and workshops throughout, MPavilion will su...

What To Do When Your Precious Holiday Is Ruined

You've booked a hotel, or a cabin. You're getting out of the city. You're going to do all kinds of feel-good activities like nature walks and swi...

The best places to spend Grand Final Day

I love that one day in September. I like yelling and I like beer and Grand Final Day is one of the best opportunities of the year to indulge in both without ...