INTERVIEW: Ben Mendelsohn // The Guardian

Full and sensual disclosure: Ben Mendelsohn is tangentially related to me but not really. Without monkeying up the ridiculous and sassy gnarled willow that is my fam-tree, he’s actually related to someone else who is semi-related to me and yada yada we’re a tribe of wildling sluts. Point is, I’d casually hung out with him…

FEATURE: Jona Weinhofen VS. The Australian Wool Industry // Noisey

Circa May last year, PETA and noted PETA spokesbeard Jona Weinhofen came out with a super confronting campaign in fanged opposition to the shearing of sheepies. The lamb in Jona’s hands is not real, of course, and outraged farmers were correct in asserting nobody would fleece an infant sheep as repped here – so what…

INTERVIEW: Kevin ‘Hercules’ Sorbo on, uh, US politics // VICE

America has lost its fucking mind over the presidential race right now and I am Clagged to the clown show, so this? This revisitation feels aggressively apt. The shit I had to go through to get this interview. You would think, mayhap, that K-Sorbs is not as busy as he once was. Not so! The…

FICTION: Son of No. One // Antipodes

I wanted to write about Australian life as Australian life can be in the cities, the interior. Most of us function very far from the land of gum trees and windmills and true blue Aussie blokes yeah mate yeah beers ‘n that fuckin’ sport ay yeah she’ll be right as bafflingly and consistently espoused by…

FEATURE: Bi Club // DNA

Ah yeah, bisexuals. You know them. See them on the street sometimes. Very obvious. That is a lie. It is a condition of using ‘LGBTQI’ in Scrabble (it’s allowed) that, to make the ‘B’, you must use one of those blank tiles that has been told it can be anything. Bisexuals, it seemed to me…

2014 En Review // Salon, VICE, Spook Magazine, IGN

I only worked as a journalist for about six months of this year. I’d pushed myself too hard, and I’d started waking up with the shakes, the sweats. I’d internalised a lot of bad human times out there on the fringe and you don’t just turn them off. Not if you care about things and…

FEATURE: The Story So Far Cry // Hyper

Back in 2012 when Far Cry 3 was just a cool whisper on the island wind before it’d be a GotY typhoon, Ubisoft initiated Protocol Pre-Release Hype as big studios like to do because money and fame and bitches. Usually this will amount to a slew of carefully curated hands-on demos and maybe they’ll fly…

INTERVIEW: Benicio Del Toro // AskMen [video]

Been writing in and around entertainment’s mouth for so long I wound up as AskMen’s entertainment editor for about two years there. It was a funny time. John Cleese told me some incomprehensible shit on speakerphone once. I talked to Dolph Lundgren about chicks and muscles. Then there was Benicio Del Toro. I am not…

INTERVIEW: The Used’s Bert McCracken // Hysteria

Hysteria wanted to put The Used dude Bert McCracken and Parkway Drive man Winston McCall on the cover of issue #18 so they asked me, “Asshole, think of something.” Being a massive fucking genius I thought it’d be OK if we put Bert (who is tiny now he’s not a mad alcoholic anymore) in a shopping…