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Body Swap

My friends do some pretty wack/beautiful things in the name of experiencing something new. One friend pulled out a tooth to see what it was like (painful, bu...

Listen Out 2014

A bit of rain doesn't stop a sold out show. This park got ram raided with talent from Shlohmo to Chet Faker and everyone got loose as a goose for the Que...

The Mantle

Those sharehouse days. Any powder-coated relationship can turn to sour grapes with a little too much consistent, close proximity. You need to share that trus...

Nylons SS14/15

In 2013, two beautiful ladies created something also very beautiful. 'Nylons', a range of jewellery which captured delicate Swarovski crystals caged ...

Ben Lerner, '10:04'

10:04 begins somewhere near the beginning of the novel. The narrator, also the author, recounts a celebratory meal of massaged baby octopuses, feeling alien,...

Erik Jensen, 'Acute Misfortune: the life and death o...

“He needs to get his hand off his dick. It was way too fucking adult contemporary.” This was my housemate's reaction to Nick Cave's autob...

Varsity Burgers

Nedlands Americana sports bar Varsity now has a little brother – Varsity Burgers. As the name suggests VB promotes all the same values and flavours of its bi...

Borderline

Just like Summer and Seth, madness and art go a long way back, be it Adolf Wolfli rewriting his world from scratch, or Joe Meek beating the Ruskies and the Y...

Spadille Cafe & Garage

You've probably got no chance of courting Ms Mendes these days. You know what sealed the deal for Gosling? The motorbike, a two-wheeled fuel sipping mach...

Skeleton Twins

Suicides, underage relationships, adultery, making do. Sheesh! There are some pretty heavy themes in Skeleton Twins, but like any family worth its salt, ther...

Andras Fox, 'Vibrate on Silent'

I'm starting to think there's something in the water around here. There seems to be something decidedly tropical about a lot of the stuff coming out ...

Cory Arcangel, 'Working On My Novel'

Based on the Twitter feed of the same name, Cory Acrangel's Working On My Novel publishes the best tweets featuring the phrase “working on my novel...

Bleddyn Butcher, 'Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohor...

Bleddyn Butcher has been photographing Nick Cave for three decades. And there's no downplaying the cumulative effect of those years of portraiture: flip ...

Queen Magic's top slow jams

Melbourne's Queen Magic is the solo side-project of Nick Mullhall, guitarist of alt-rock/gaze group Smile and semi-psychedelic dream-pop trio Mouth Tooth...

Dress Up SS14/15, 'Self Titled'

Two of the world's most intelligent and innovative souls, Carl Sagan and Steve Jobs had one thing in common: turtlenecks. For her SS14/15 collection Self...

Butter Goods, SS14

Those three weeks of rain in Perth were pretty grim, thank the lord WA brims more sunshine than a Maria Minerva beach set. We're pretty sure Spring has s...

AZ20: Celebrating 20 Years of Ambient Zone

RTRFM's eerie Ambient Zone hit the double decade and threw a shindig at The Bird featuring live dark tunes and fresh tortilla's.

Lessons

The amalgamation of your favourite things in life is always great. It’s not always as easy as you’d like though. Assembling foreign interests like rap, cloth...

Childsaint, 'Sick'

Sirens, those babein' femme fatales whose sweet but melancholy melodies in the wind used to drive the sailor boys crazy. It's pretty rare to find som...

Odd Pears Spring Collection

Let's talk about socks, baby! They're far more than just a functional shoe lining or ankle-warming device. They're a vital item in every man, wom...

Magic Hands, 'Let Me Hold You While You Fail'

If you're an indie pop fan, Magic Hands are capable of hitting that Postal-Service-to-the-Beach-House nerve – the one that gets you lying with your headp...

The Frowning Clouds, 'Legalize Everything'

I know that Geelong band the Frowning Clouds have been around for a long time. And I know they predate the many other bands its members have formed. Still, I...

Garage Sale Trail 2014 registration now open

Trawling through other people's stuff that they own but no longer want to own — infinitely interesting. Miranda July wrote a book about it, Pierre Omidya...

One Day Sundays

Sydney hip hop collective One Day popped down for a Sunday sesh at The Rosie. Filled with live art, beats and cold brews you know summer is on its way.

Danielle Wood, 'Mothers Grimm'

The front cover may warn “Happy endings not guaranteed,” but the cover design also makes Mothers Grimm seem much more saccharine than it is. In f...

Urban Bowl

Trying to find a decent place for a pit stop lunch that doesn't break the piggy bank is a tough requisite – only the misinformed keep recommending that c...

The Swan Newspaper

As far back as the Romans, the black swan has been a symbol of unreality; the writer Juvenal posited such a bird as basically the yardstick of the impossible...

Oyster's 20th Anniversary 'Down Under' Issue

Is there a chic version of a Southern Cross tattoo? Australian fashion mag Oyster celebrates the land of waiting for a mate in their latest 'Down Under&#...