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The Thousands 2016 staff wrap-up

Well wasn't 2016 a real treat. Apocalyptic segues aside there was still a lot to be excited by this year. Below are our picks and musings on the best cul...

I was David the talking tree: a Christmas story

Christmas routines commonly involve braving the ennui of the last stretch of work, followed by frantically shopping for significant others, followed by procl...

~ The Thousands Horoscopes ~ Sagittarius Season (Nov...

It’s time, my children. Let’s go on a journey. Sagittarius season is here, let's experience new things. Scorpio season may've brought out our inner h...

MADE in Sydney

It’s no secret that putting on a fashion show costs a lot of money and that the smaller, scrappier members of the fashion community can barely afford a look-...

A few totally sane and rational observations about '...

Nearly every day I get a press release for something that has just opened at Barangaroo and it makes me feel a bit sad, so I ignore it. It’s usually about so...

~ The Thousands Horoscopes ~ Scorpio Season Oct 23 t...

Alright, here’s the deal: Scorpio season is a big one, but it’s a good one. Scorpio is the House of Sex and Death, but in a good way – sure, death isn’t grea...

Stop. Grammar Time

If you're Gen X or younger in New South Wales chances are you have a diminished grasp on grammar (compared to your parents anyway). Why? It was dropped f...

Dear Pluto’s Guide to the South Coast Markets

Curating the markets for this year’s Fairgrounds Festival has been super tough. We’ve had to spend weekends on the South Coast, eating amazing food, daydream...

IPF photo prize submissions are now open

Calling all Teller's and Testino's (no Terry's), the submissions the Independent Photography Festival's 2016 Photo Prize are now open. Whethe...

A guide to Newtown's record stores

Lately I have been really enjoying detaching from the internet, lying on the lounge room floor and putting the 'ol headphones on, making myself a cup of ...

Home-Work

You know when you discover something, seemingly hidden away but actually way bigger and more incredible than you realised, and you feel silly for not ever kn...

Some key phrases to help you seem like a dedicated f...

You don't really care about footy yet you've somehow found yourself standing in front of a plasma screen surrounded by a heaving mass of Grand Final ...

~ The Thousands Horoscopes ~ Libra season (24th Sept...

That Facebook post going around telling you that the star signs have ‘changed’? It’s wrong. Your star sign is exactly the same as it’s been your whole life. ...

Garage Sale Trail registration is open!

At last year's Garage Sale Trail I bought a gold leotard because I was optimistic about my impending summer bod and unrealistic about potential overthink...

Liquid Architecture

Liquid Architecture is kind of a big deal. I mean that in a few ways. Firstly, it's really important in the sound art and design realm in Australia. It b...

Cool things from Brazil that aren't the Olympics

With so much spotlight on the Olympics in Rio and the controversy surrounding it (see: displacement of long standing communities, massive spending without an...

Adult Colouring: cooler than we thought

A girl in our office, let’s call her Zahna, used to bang on about her adult colouring posters all the time. Met with a lot of snarkiness and eye rolls from e...

Pokemon Go taught me how to conjure real life bubble...

I grew up near the sea so I've always had a strong affinity with water Pokemon. I'd often have this secret dream where I'd wander the shores of C...

Dark Mofo 2016, tops bottoms (and middles)

TOPS Brendan Suppression climbed to the top of the Odeon Theatre, stood in the spotlight and delivered the final lines of 'Precious Rose' (very punk...

The undeniable benefits of knitting

You drink your second cup of coffee and watch a beam of sunlight cut through the shades onto the woven twine basket where you keep your knitting gear. Your l...

The Calyx

Remember that glass pyramid in the Botanic Gardens you were never allowed to go inside as a kid? Well it's gone, and in its place an equally architectura...

Frontyard

No longer just a destination for Banh mi and Pho, or a trip to pickle paradise, Marrickville is fast becoming an annex for the inner west's artists - wit...

A last minute guide to Vivid Music

Instagram-christmas comes but once a year and it's finally here people of Sydney who have tripods for their iPhones. You can snap the last glow stick on ...

An interview with my Granny

A lot of people see Mother's Day as a heteronormative swindle perpetuated by florists and scone vendors. And that's valid. It's easy to be cynica...

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 ...

We tried a David Attenborough Virtual Reality experi...

By now, we're all well aware of the influx of Virtual Reality as a real thing that is really happening. It's not a scoff anymore, it's here and i...

Visiting a winter wonderland on an unseasonably hot ...

There's this big mural of the Night's King from Game of Thrones on the outside wall of Ice Bar Melbourne. For those of you who don't watch GoT, t...

Golden Plains roundup 2016: tops and bottoms

TOPS Listening to the Necks perform experimental jazz at 11am after spending the night before subjecting your nervous system horrible abuse. You close your ...