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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...

Hungry Jack's 2 for 1 Whopper Deal Investigation

You’ve probably heard of the 2 for 1 Whopper deal. The urban legend is that sometime in the mid-2000s Hungry Jack's printed 2 for 1 Whopper vouchers and ...

Tower Hill – there's no greater crater (in Victoria)

Tower Hill isn't the prettiest part of Victoria. It's a craggy, swampy volcanic crater and some of it smells like fart. But if you're ever drivin...

The Spanish Film Festival 2015 for the disorganised

The Spanish-speaking world (all four hundred million of 'em) have given the rest of us some pretty important things. Penélope Cruz, paella, Juno Diaz, th...

Record Store Day 2015 roundup

There's nothing quite like looking at a shelf packed with well-loved records gleaned over the many years of your life, each with its own significance, ea...

Guest guide: Kitiya Palaskas’ Sugar Coated Playlist

Kitiya Palaskas is a craft-based designer who has worked with people like Mimco, Kikki-K, Akubra, Lego, Etsy and us (!), as well as bringing to life such gen...

Fiona Simmons silver ring workshop

Fiona Simmons' silver ring making workshop is one of those activities in life that makes you feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway. Even though I had enrolled ...

Cycle Messenger World Championships

I love riding in the city. Not because it's calm and easy, but because it's straight up dangerous. For those of you that do it regularly you'll k...

Win a weekend at Hotel Hotel by completing our 2015 ...

Last time we did a reader survey we learnt a lot about you. We really cemented the friendship and became closer. It's time for us to ask you some questio...

Guest guide: Jimmy’s Burgers Artery Clogging Playlist

Oh, Melbourne. A city synonymous with street art, laneways, black clothing, AFL, ‘foodie’ culture, ‘coffee’ culture, culture in general, and Real Housewives....