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Grayson Perry’s ‘My Pretty Little Art Career’ in a n...

We’ve imagined how Grayson Perry might traverse through Sydney and now it’s time to get down to the business of reviewing the exhibition. We asked comedian H...

Cats rule everything around me

Neko Atsume means 'cat collection' in Japanese. It's a phone game where you collect cats. That's it. You don't save a cat from a tree. Yo...

We give Sugar Mountain 7.1 jelly beans out of 10

We usually do a list of Sugar Mountain's tops and bottoms. But this year let's start in the sugary middle and eat our way outwards around to the top,...

Entering an eating competition

I'm an emotional eater and David Bowie died last week, so signing up for a vegan eating competition at Cherry Darlings Bakehouse seemed like a no-brainer...

My Pretty Little Sydney: A guide inspired by Grayson...

This summer Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is hosting Grayson Perry: My Pretty Art Career. The bustling, bombastic survey of Grayson Perry’s w...

Camp Nong 2015, tops and bottoms

TOPS A free lil’ drawstring backpack and stubby holder on arrival served as a sweet festival starter-pack. Being a relatively small affair, Camp Nong does t...

The Thousands 2015 staff wrap-up

We dialled the Hotline Bling, we saw that blue dress, we waved Abbott goodbye (into his fridge-less suburban home) and we learnt to Netflix and chill. You co...

Tops, Bottoms and Middles – why I've spent the past ...

Day One, 11/12/15 It's about 9am and I'm using my pathetic foot pump to whistle my bed into existence yet again. I'm exhausted in a way only ...

Ride to Warburton (but only the best bit)

If you’ve ever cycled to your local shops and thought, this is so easy! I should do a longer bike trip! You should ride from Lilydale to Warburton. It’s 40 k...

Big Ego Books: Vogue and Bogue of the Aussie Book Fairs

Have you ever scoured the shoddily built shelves at a Vinnies and found a title as compelling as The Bachelor's Bar Companion: A Guide For Unsubtle Seduc...

Slide Melbourne

They don't call it Landsdowne Street for nothing, amirite!? The world's longest street water slide is back in town. The weather's supposed to be ...

The tops and bottoms of Paradise 2015

TOPS The guy in Good Morning who forgot his tambourine and spent most of the set sinking tinnies/smoking darts (until the one song where he got to sing sol...

Historic market unearthed in Collingwood

The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV) was overjoyed yesterday to announce the unveiling of a 100-year-old market in Melbourne'...

Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries Weekend

Bacchus Marsh. To be honest the town's name sounds a bit like a back that's soggy with sweat. And that image doesn't necessarily inspire fantasie...

The Garage Sale Trail guide

Typing 'Melbourne' into the Garage Sale Trail database unfurls a daunting list of thousands of registered stalls (at the time of print it was 1184, h...

Perfect Match: Melbourne musicians and their locatio...

A few months ago we created an Art-inerary to Melbourne inspired by The Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great exhibition at the NGV. This month we tak...

Garage Sale Trail is back!

To get the prime booty at garage sales you have to be dedicated. You can wake up at the perfectly reasonable time of 10AM Saturday morning, walk out the door...

A guide to getting naked (legally) in Melbourne

It’s heating up and if you’re itching to shed the duds and liberate your skin you may be interested to know there are places where you can get your nude fix ...

Second line-up announced for the Paradise Music Fest...

Every year it gets warmer and you start to remember how good it is to wake up, blow the dirt-encrusted snot from your nose, unzip your tent, breath in some f...

Ride into the fantasy of a modernist bohemia

Riding to The Heide Museum of Modern Art along the Main Yarra Trail takes a little over an hour from the city (longer if your bike is rusty and/or the Studly...

The best pubs for watching the AFL Grand Final

To the victor: pats on the back and that sweet sense of achievement you get from something you had no measurable influence on. The loser shall be tarred, fea...

Sarah Kelk’s Creative Corners

Melbourne is a hella creative city. But where are the places creative people actually go to get inspired and make stuff? We asked local artist Sarah Kelk w...

Lawrence Leung’s Creative Corners

Melbourne is a hella creative city. But where are the places creative people actually go to get inspired and make stuff? We asked local comedian, writer an...

Three Thousand Apartment furnished by Third Drawer D...

What if you shrunk Melbourne down into one apartment? That’s kind of what we're aiming for with the Three Thousand Apartment (except everything's reg...

Brodie Lancaster’s Creative Corners

Melbourne is a hella creative city. But where are the places creative people actually go to get inspired and make stuff? We asked local writer, editor and ...

A cheapskate's guide to buying art

So you've rearranged the living room and now you've got a big blank wall just begging for some Artwork with a capital A. But buying Art! In this econ...

Mount Buller for rookies

I haven't been to the snow since I was a little starfish Maggie. These days it lives solely in my images of Bridget Jones flying down a hill and into a c...

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...