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How to survive the train strike on Friday

How are you holding up after the tram strike last week? Only just recovered from the stress and confusion? Well, wipe that peaceful look off your face and st...

Do you dream of electric sheep?

As part of Art and About, Two Thousand and Golden Age are co-curating a really exciting project. Inspired by the classic film Bladerunner, 'More Human Th...

An Art-inerary to Melbourne

There's a helluva lot to do in The World's Most Liveable City. So much in fact, that an itinerary kind of becomes a necessity. But an itinerary needs...

Supersense – Festival of the Ecstatic, Tops and Bottoms

TOPS Chunky Move dancers dripping their toned, sweating bodies all over HTRK. Bass so deep it throbbed the mirrors on stage and wobbled the giant projectio...

Melbourne En Pointe: a guide to Melbourne with balle...

The Australian Ballet’s 20:21 is a showcase of three modern ballets: Symphony in Three Movements, In the Upper Room, both 20th century classic performances, ...

Local Time: Brisbane 6pm

What will you be doing at 6pm today? Unpaid overtime or assembling a stir-fry from two ingredients? Here’s what you could be doing if you were in Brisbane. ...

Welcome to hell, aka Walhalla

Two-and-a-half hours east of Melbourne there’s a creepy old mining town called Walhalla. Walhalla also means ‘hall of the fallen’ in Norse mythology, which i...

Local Time: Brisbane 1pm

What will you be doing at 1pm today? Warming up left overs or spilling crumbs on your keyboard? Here’s what you could be doing if you were in Brisbane. Loca...

Local Time: Brisbane 10am

What will you be doing at 10am tomorrow? Hitting snooze for the third time or filling up your drink bottle for the third time in an effort to avoid working? ...

NAIDOC Week roundup

NAIDOC Week, running this year between the 5th and 12th of July, is a time given to respecting and honouring Aboriginal and Islander history, culture and acc...

Local Time: Brisbane 11pm

What will you be doing at 11pm tonight? In a coma on the couch after indulging in 2L of neapolitan during a Netflix sesh or having Google Doc related nightma...

An interview with Rob Zabrecky

In 1993 Rob Zabrecky was the 25 year-old frontman for Possum Dixon. On the best nights you'd find him with pantyhose on his head writhing on the sticky f...

Some excited jabbering from Dark MOFO 2015

We sent writer/photographer team Nick and Matt over to Dark MOFO 2015. Matt's just finished sorting through his 800 or so photos. These are the gonzo-esq...

Tips for 'Take Your Dog To Work Day'

Keep your state-of-the-art coffee machines and fruit bowls filled with perfectly ripe peaches, there's actually no better addition to the office than a f...

The Two Thousand Apartment is open for bookings

Our excellent siblings in Sydney have just launched the Two Thousand Apartment! Located in Paddington (which is a bit like the nicer bits of Fitzroy, only w...

Eltham miniature trains as an adult

Imagine peak hour chaos at Flinders St Station, but instead of suits and phone calls there’s overly excited commuters wearing light up shoes and continuously...

SPECIAL REPORT: The 2015 Dachshund Dash

Some stories demand comprehensive on-the-ground coverage and detailed analysis. The annual Dachshund Dash in Port Fairy is one of those stories. Over to Feli...

St Jerome's – The Hotel

It's easy to be cynical about Jerome Borazio's rooftop urban glamping experience. For example, just to get to the front desk you've got to naviga...

The Thousands' guide to the Queen's Birthday long we...

You've probably heard that this weekend is the last long weekend for some time. It's basically all anyone's talking about (Not true. #CaitlynJenn...

The Dachshund Dash

I'm not sure if you realise this but there's a very empty, bleak stretch of time before we get another long weekend. So you have weigh up your option...

Essendon Record and CD Fair

Last time I visited Vinyl Space Mick gave me this flyer for a record fair in Essendon. It only happens twice a year and Mick said it's one of the better ...

Win a trip to Sydney to see Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)...

Vivid Ideas makes its return next week. The Sydney-based series dedicated to thought-provoking discussions, fresh ideas and creative conversations – part of ...

Hannah Gray's 'Clothing Cleanse'

Over a cup of tea at my kitchen table, Hannah Gray tells me she's noticed that we – women in particular – tend to shop for the wrong reasons. “We e...

Guest Guide: Witu’s Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

Nat Turnbull and Elise Wilken are the girls behind Witu. Starting out with a humble vision to provide the perfect tote, Witu have since gained a cult-like fo...

Mother-daughter baking for adults

Mother's Day is always kind of a tough one – flowers are expensive and temporary, and department stores seem to think what would really complete mum is a...

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival for the disorgan...

Need a rest from the never-ending My Strange Addiction marathon that is your life? Meet the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. We're a partner of this ...

The Dog Lovers Show, Tops and Bottoms

TOPS When the flash on the office camera made this Brussels Griffon look like an Ewok punk. The lady running the 'hug a pug' area who, with...

Guest Guide: Minna Gilligan’s Inspiration Locations ...

Minna Gilligan is a local artist who works with painting, drawing and collage (in fact, here's one she made for us). She also illustrates for Tavi Gevins...