Smith Journal Magazine 21 - Cover

Smith Journal #21

£8.50

Within this issue of Smith Journal we take a trip to England’s green and pleasant land and discover a garden full of plants that can kill – including one you probably had on your last lamb roast. We revisit the 19th-century craze for deadly arsenic-laced wallpaper (just don’t... ​​Read More

Within this issue of Smith Journal we take a trip to England’s green and pleasant land and discover a garden full of plants that can kill – including one you probably had on your last lamb roast. We revisit the 19th-century craze for deadly arsenic-laced wallpaper (just don’t inhale), and the brief medical mania for “lobotomy mobiles”, which is every bit as terrifying as it sounds. There are zombie parasites, terrorist queens, venomous snakes and soldiers’ musings, too. Please do not try any of this at home.

Happily, we have some non-lethal stories as well. A Colombian tailor whose bulletproof clothes will keep you safe and looking sharp. A ‘garbage anthropologist’ who knows NYC like the back of her bin lid. And a bunch of modern-day Vikings sailing to North America to prove an old Nordic legend.

There’s Soviet rock’n’roll, knock-off Star Wars toys and the controversial science of tea-making. Plus an academic documenting the world’s scariest ghost trains in 3D, a one-time Moog pioneer who spends his time recording the sounds of nature, a guy who plays with lasers for a living, and another one building his own satellites in a smallish shed in Perth.

But wait, there’s more: Radiolabhost Jad Abumrad, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Papua pilots, Welsh coracles, the cultural necessity of swears, the prisoners’ iPod, A.V. nerds, weird dinosaurs and some rather interesting bridges.


Smith Journal is a quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

23cm x 30cm
Softcover
136 pages
January 2017
English
ISSN 1839-76711
In Stock
Smith Journal is a quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.