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Let's stop calling 'Mustang' the 'Turkish Virgin Sui...

“Not so long ago, in the East End of London, a Pakistani father murdered his only child, a daughter, because by making love to a white boy she had ...

Authentic Bites Dumpling House

Seems like Northbridge is changing every five minutes now. Super fast evolution… Hopefully it'll progress to all the humans being able to teleport...

Highgate Continental

Winter is in the air and it's having the opposite effect to chilling our hearts. Highgate Continental is another Perth gem where you can feel good partin...

Success 3

I didn't think it was possible to fall in love with an exhibition, but that's exactly what's happened to me with the third round of Success galle...

Summer Flake, 'Hello Friends'

There’s a sadness that runs through the music of Adelaide’s Stephanie Crase (who records here as Summer Flake), but the sadness is a shallow one. On her seco...

A mixtape by Blanck Mass

Sometimes you just need to spend some time spinning upside down in a thudding dark vortex while frayed wires slap against your face. Gets the heart rate up. ...

Hakutaku wearable ion bands

Melbourne-based artist James Deutsher is the brains behind this contemporary interpretation of the ion band, an accessory that you may have walked past in ch...

Rusted-on nostalgia in Warren Kirk's 'Westography'

On page 123 of Warren Kirk's Westography there's photo of Nick from Olympic Doughnuts in Footscray standing proudly in front of his caravan. There...

An interview with Gillian Terzis and Ellena Savage

The Lifted Brow is the world's best (and possibly only) 'attack journal'. Gillian Terzis and Ellena Savage have just put out their final issue as...

Simon Hanselmann 'Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam and Oth...

For a minute there towards the end of Megahex it kind of, almost looked as if Owl was gunna have some kind of epiphany. He went on that nature walk, saw some...

An interview with Evelyn Ida Morris

The opening song from Pikelet's new album Tronc is a winding, squelching space-folk number that asks, just straight up, “can you remember the last ...

Radiohead reveal how the arts community can benefit ...

The budget is in! Turns out the mining boom is over and we don't have enough money to stop the savage cuts to the arts sector. But it's all going to ...

Nothing Compares 2 U

TRACK LIST Prince and the Revolution, 'Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)' The Time, 'Tricky' Prince, 'Housequake (7 MINUTES MoQUAKE...

The Drones, 'Feelin Kinda Free'

You guys wanna rock it til it hurts like misanthropic jerks? Nah? Not into it? Well, fine. Fuck you then. I'm with Gareth. “I don't give a rats...

Smile, 'The Rhythm Method'

Well, it's 2016 and being a revolutionary guitar band may be less likely than colonising Mars but Smile don't seem too concerned about it. Their new ...

A mixtape by Colloid

Colloid play their own form traditional Japanese folk music that's influenced by tribal musics from all over the world. They're in town at the moment...

Thinking about gender in ‘Grayson Perry: My Pretty L...

As the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's whopper of a show 'Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career’ comes to a close, so too does our extens...

Miradoor, 'Eating Well' AW16

Mirador are perhaps best known for their reinvention of the sarong – an item that is serendipitously representative of all the things that come to mind when ...

Celebrity non-chef with No Zu, Faux Ful Medames

No Zu's debut album Afterlife is a lot of fun – sounds kind of like an undead version of ESG who've moored a luxury yacht along the Mediterranean coa...

Krass Journal issue 2

A few months ago I interviewed a famous chef next to a main road. I was really nervy and sweaty because I'd just powerwalked along kilometres of honking ...

An interview with Sunn O)))

Sunn 0))) could be the loudest band on Earth. They could be the heaviest, the most influential, the most underground, the most important or the most metal. W...

The Goon Sax, 'Up To Anything'

When I was about 16 I tried to shave off my monobrow with a scalpel. Not sure why I even had access to a scalpel. I think my mum used to steal medical suppli...

'All Day' tote

While the rest of us are melting into Netflix oblivion (I don't even chill anymore) 22 year-old arse-kicker Nikki Lawrence is running Three Fold Studio o...

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash (1967) is all pastel California hues, flat lines, stillness and (literal) reflection – disrupted by that white kick of water,...

SIG The Label

SIG The Label came as a nice surprise when I went to get a coffee a couple weeks ago, sitting upstairs in a pop-up shop as I sipped a long black from Dew. Th...

Repair your fridge with CD cases

Fridge shelves tend to break really easily (especially if you share a tiny fridge with four people who all like to cook). My housemate looked into replacing ...

A 'Saturn Returns' mixtape by Loose Tooth

Melbourne garage rockers Loose Tooth have the hooks that don't rot your teeth. They're about to release a new EP that orbits around that 'Saturn ...

Tempered Journal

Tempered deploys that old slimey adage “Be Present” (used mostly by those who transcend looking at their phone while commuting) to great effect. ...