Words by Maggie Zhou
Art by Hayley Sinnatt
Apart from kangaroos, barbecues and casual racism, Vegemite is one of the defining features of this little hunk of island we call Australia.
… Happy little Vegemites: All day & all night
Words by Mona Chatskin
Art by Bowen Shen
Bush doofs, a mystical world created about a three-hour drive from a major metropolitan area – usually Melbourne or Sydney – that exists as a mini city for three to five days.
… Bush doof evolution
Words by Nadia Zaperi
Art by Melody Ou
If you’re Australian, you have probably heard of the shoey.
… One shoey, one land
Words by Aiden McNamara
Art by James Meadowcroft
The column no one cares about, even when they’re in it.
… Media Watch, watch
Words by Emily Burkhardt
Art by Kea Tokley-Higgs
Ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls, get your glitter, wind machines and synchronised choreography ready. It’s that special time of year of again – Eurovision season.
… Invite Accepted: Australia in Eurovision
Words by Harrison Johnstone
Art by Mariah Lantouris
Hip hop in Australia has a fresh new sound; ethnic, edgy and aggressive – it will eat you alive.
… Young, black and heated: OZ hip hop’s ethnic future
Words by Kleo Cruse
Art by Rebekah Rose
Who the fuck is Jim and what does he want with my lawn?
… Jim’s lawn porn
Words by Steffanie Tan
Art by Rochelle Oh
I’d write that you would have to be on the other side of the world not to hear about the Australian cricket scandal, but I’d be wrong.
… The saggy green: scrutiny in sport
Words by Victoria Baikie
Art by Enya Ferreira
Living rurally is hard, and comes with many more hardships that stem further than a lack of decent clothing stores and a club that isn’t the pub down the road.
… A V/Line too far
Words by Gabriel Rehmtulla
Art by Nicholas Manton
… Dear Steve