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Grayson Perry’s ‘My Pretty Little Art Career’ in a n...

We’ve imagined how Grayson Perry might traverse through Sydney and now it’s time to get down to the business of reviewing the exhibition. We asked comedian H...

Cats rule everything around me

Neko Atsume means 'cat collection' in Japanese. It's a phone game where you collect cats. That's it. You don't save a cat from a tree. Yo...

A guide to Fringe World festival

Fringe World is back in 2016 and it is bigger and better than ever. Now standing as the third biggest Fringe event in the world, the 3000 plus performance ev...

Entering an eating competition

I'm an emotional eater and David Bowie died last week, so signing up for a vegan eating competition at Cherry Darlings Bakehouse seemed like a no-brainer...

My Pretty Little Sydney: A guide inspired by Grayson...

This summer Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is hosting Grayson Perry: My Pretty Art Career. The bustling, bombastic survey of Grayson Perry’s w...

The Thousands 2015 staff wrap-up

We dialled the Hotline Bling, we saw that blue dress, we waved Abbott goodbye (into his fridge-less suburban home) and we learnt to Netflix and chill. You co...

Paddle Clubb

Matt Aitken, hirsute flesh-home to every second great idea in Perth (cheese yoga anyone?) has done it again with the newest real life-improvement possibility...

Perfect Match: Melbourne musicians and their locatio...

A few months ago we created an Art-inerary to Melbourne inspired by The Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great exhibition at the NGV. This month we tak...

Surviving The Off Season: Filling The Rugby League Void

Fire Up! regular, Confession Booth host, and Illawarra flame A.H. Cayley comes off the bench with some new plays to help you through the warmer months. Full ...

Garage Sale Trail is back!

To get the prime booty at garage sales you have to be dedicated. You can wake up at the perfectly reasonable time of 10AM Saturday morning, walk out the door...

Three Thousand Apartment furnished by Third Drawer D...

What if you shrunk Melbourne down into one apartment? That’s kind of what we're aiming for with the Three Thousand Apartment (except everything's reg...

The cheapskate's guide to buying art

So you've rearranged the living room and now you've got a big blank wall just begging for some Artwork with a capital A. But buying Art! In this econ...

Do you dream of electric sheep?

As part of Art and About, The Thousands and Golden Age are co-curating a really exciting project. Inspired by the classic film Bladerunner, 'More Human T...

An Art-inerary to Melbourne

There's a helluva lot to do in The World's Most Liveable City. So much in fact, that an itinerary kind of becomes a necessity. But an itinerary needs...

A Slacker's Guide to Tackling Perth Fashion Festival...

Another year - another frock. Telstra Perth Fashion Festival is ramping back up again for a week of boozy, textile loving walk downs. If your not so savvy on...

Robin Sharee is totally psychic

I worry, yaknow? My family, my hare-brained small business, my DOA love life. The trouble is that none of these worries are crippling enough to warrant treat...

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...

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 North Perth, only with way more c...

Slow cooked pork

As someone who was a vegetarian up until quite recently, the idea of a meal or event centred on a hunk of meat has always been pretty repulsive. But then my ...

Guest Guide to Melbourne: Witu’s Ultimate Road Trip ...

Nat Turnbull and Elise Wilken are the girls behind Melbourne-based label Witu. Starting out with a humble vision to provide the perfect tote, Witu have since...

Guest Guide to Melbourne: Minna Gilligan’s Inspirati...

Minna Gilligan is a Melbourne-based artist who works with painting, drawing and collage. She also illustrates for Tavi Gevinson's Rookie magazine. Her ar...

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...

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...

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...

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 to Melbourne: Jimmy’s Burgers Artery Clo...

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

A Slacker’s Guide to Tackling PIAF

Dude, slices of the Perth International Arts Festival cake have already been eaten. The good news is the rest of the cake is just as scrumptious as the first...

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...