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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....

Pizza Hut 'The Works'

The last time I experienced The Works at Pizza Hut I was 11 years old and had just played a basketball grand final for the Nunawading Kangas. I remember the ...

Meet the 'Shut Up And Drive' guest speakers

As you already know — because you are cooler than the cool sunglasses emoji — we're putting on an event tomorrow evening with our pals at General Assembl...

The Social Studio Block Party co-curated by The Thou...

Our mates at The Social Studio are throwing a free block party this weekend, as part of VAMFF, and we co-curated the line up with Northside Records! If you h...

‘Shut Up And Drive: How To Get Where You Want To Go’...

Ever look at people and think, “damn, you’re good at life.” Same. We’ve partnered up with the smart cookies at General Assembly to put together a fun and ins...

Golden Plain 2015 Tops and Bottoms

Turns out that we inadvertently set up a kind of genius social experiment with this year's GP journos. We sent Joe, a fresh-faced young chap and our newe...

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...