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Steve Toltz, 'Quicksand'

Steve Toltz made an ambitious debut with 2008’s Man Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole, chronicling three generations of an Australian family. The Sy...

A Perth metro guide to Record Store Day 2015

It should be a new holiday – Record Store Day that is. With orthodox religion starting to phase out of the social equation I'm starting to get worried fo...

Kim Gordon, 'Girl In A Band'

“I preferred to sing about the darkness shimmering beneath the shiny quilt of American pop culture” — Kim Gordon. A big part of me didn't ...

Studio Arhoj, SS15

In 2006 when he was based in Tokyo, illustrator and interior designer Anders Arhoj established Studio Arhoj out of a love of ceramics. Now operating out of A...

It Follows

When they go to the movies together Issy and her dad have a long-running tradition of only seeing horror or disaster flicks (Freud's official term for th...

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...

PUBLIC Salon 2015 Launch Party

FORM launched it's second PUBLIC. 2015 sees artists sprawl out of the inner CBD (more so) and into 'burbs of Perth with international, interstate and...

A mixtape by Friendships

Melbourne electronic AV duo Friendships recently released the visual component to their single 'When I Feel Like Killing, I Murder' and like the trac...

Soot, 'Half Full' AW15

SOOT designer Edwina Sinclair has had a big couple of months. In November last year she was picked to speak at GOMA's 'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Jap...

Nicholas Allbrook & Amber Fresh, 'The Vine'

Pretty sure Pond and Rabbit Island should be playing at the AFL Grand Final this year – it should be mandatory if the Dockers make it. It's undeniable th...

Two non-toxic ways to deal with wasps

Plague is such a biblically intense word. But if you can't enjoy meaty or sugary food outdoors because of the worst wasp season in 20 years then the prob...

Guest guide to Melbourne: Kitiya Palaskas’ Sugar Coa...

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...

A mixtape by Kt Spit

It's pretty telling that Kt Spit is choosing to launch her debut album Combluotion in a gallery rather than a music venue, and that you can pre-order it ...

Mommy

Dieu merci Mommy's coming out in Australia a full month before Mother's Day, so you're not particularly tempted to take your own along. You'l...

Karen Walker dog collars

Karen Walker has been putting a dog on it for years. Dogs on rings. Dogs on necklaces. Dogs on bags. But now she’s putting dogs on dogs. She’s just release...

D'N'M – A Friendship of Dance & Music

There was heaps on this weekend and Saturday night saw D'N'M take over Distribution Lane in Fremantle. A hot n' heavy night of rolling on beats w...

Marshmalloz

Decadent building blocks - ice cream, donuts and chocolate act as tasty standard that can then be explored and experimented with simple additions. Pascall...

Why Don't You Play In Hell?

The suspension of disbelief you need while watching cult Japanese director Sion Sono's latest film Why Don't You Play in Hell? is like balancing on a...

Sarah Mary Chadwick, '9 Classic Tracks'

Sarah Mary Chadwick has just released her second full-length album, and I know it's a music journalism cliche to say 'aptly-titled' if it is legi...

Odd Pears Winter Collection

I first spoke to Queensland guy Brock Sykes just after he had released his first collection of Odd Pears socks, and he was a wealth of enthusiastic designer ...

Matt Sumell, 'Making Nice'

Alby, the raging narrator of Matt Sumell's blazing debut is a narcissistic, sexist 30 year-old alcoholic prone to violence. He's a guy who at the age...

Marie Kondo, 'The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up'

According to the blurb of this book Marie Kondo is a “cleaning consultant”, but maybe a better title would be “decluttering mage” or ...

Hot cross bun toppings based on your personality

It’s almost Easter which means that you only have a few days to make the most of hot cross buns before they disappear for months. Here are some toppings that...

Craig McElhinney, Yersinia Pestis, Atripat & Tourist...

Saturday night saw Good Company have a hoard of drone bands play out in what is usually a studio/exhibition space. For a small donation peeps were treated to...

Pageant AW15, 'レディース (Ladies)'

I cannot express how hashtag blessed I feel to live in a time where Bosozoku girls, a subculture of motorbike-loving Japanese girl gangs, exist. Amanda Cummi...

Alive Organics

You can probably tell what this article is about just from the name, but it's worth an investigation. The dream of having a Wholefoods in Australia is a ...

House of Cards AW15, 'In Too Deep'

Consistently on-point Brisbane label House of Cards are at it again – their autumn collection In Too Deep is about to drop, and rain down an avalanche of sup...

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...