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01.13.15 Prachi Gupta

While you may find glitter to be pretty, unless you’re a preteen girl or a die-hard David Bowie fan, you probably know better than to ever get within a 100 yards of that shit because once it makes contact with you, it will stay hidden in between the folds of your skin until you die. […]

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08.21.14 Sophie Weiner

Great news for spider lovers! Due to the increasing density of Australia’s cities, spiders on the continent known for upsetting and deadly wildlife are getting even BIGGER than they already are! Even more exciting, this same phenomenon could be affecting other populous cities. Yay. University of Sydney’s Elizabeth Lowe became interested in this phenomenon when […]

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04.23.14 Tom Hawking

Hey, there’s a lot to like about Australia — the beaches, the accent, the endless variety of lethal wildlife. Sadly, the country’s government isn’t one of them. WHAT’S GOING ON? Last year, Australia elected its most right-wing government in living memory. It was formed by the not-liberal-at-all Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, […]

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10.14.13 Andy Cush

The space-age station wagon above is Stella, the solar-powered car that just won a race across Australia. As a competitor in the World Solar Challenge, the car crossed the continent at an average speed of about 41 mph, and with a top speed of about 75. That may seem a little slow, but the Stella […]

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09.11.13 Kyle Chayka

While we in the United States are accustomed to choosing between Democratic, Republican, and maybe an unlikely handful of Libertarian or Green candidates for political office, Australian voters faced a list that was more like a fast-food menu for their recent September 7 election. Beyond the Labor, Liberal, and Green party politicians that make up […]

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08.22.13 Marina Galperina

These types of Australian mugshots resurface once in awhile, but this batch of face / full body diptychs is the most gorgeous set I’ve ever seen. They were shot in the ’20s and discovered in ’89. They’re actually 4-by-6-inch glass plate negatives. That means one giant bulky camera and lots of set-up. The most proper of […]

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08.01.13 Kyle Petreycik

After Destination DSW had invited well-known Australian photographer Stephen Dupont to curate an exhibition as part of the Reportage Photography Festival, one would expect the artist to have freedom of choice regarding what works he would like to include. This time, not so much. Nearly half of the images selected by Dupont didn’t sit well with event coordinators, even […]

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05.16.13 Andy Cush

It’s a hot air balloon. But still, damn. If you happen to see magnificent creature flying around the outback this summer, do not be alarmed. Created by Patricia Piccinini–the artist behind this supremely bizarre human-animal hybrid sculpture—Skywhale looks like a giant bird-fish with droopy, bulbous breasts instead of wings. It is absolutely beautiful, and it will […]

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02.13.13 Bucky Turco

Freemasons have always had a bit of an image problem. Apparently, a clandestine fraternal order that counts world leaders among its ranks and which engages in secret occult rituals makes everyday Joes and Janes suspicious. So, over the past few decades, many Masonic organizations have tried to change the public’s perception of their mysterious group […]

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09.13.12 Andy Cush

A police department in Victoria, Australia recently began using Instagram as a means to crack down on pot-smoking kids. Australia, apparently, is full of stoned teenagers who can’t help but document and advertise their “transgressions” online. […]

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