Real Cool World


Stories from the planet's deep south –  where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy play out.

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A Matter of Taste


Griffith Review 78 explores food as spectacle and status symbol, as fad and fantasy, as capital and cultural currency.

Poetry submissions are now open for this edition! Find out more and submit via Submittable by 25 July 2022.

Image credit: Trevor Smith, Christmas Ham (2016)

 

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day


To mark World Storytelling Day 2022, Griffith Review presents a series of online exclusives that explore the promises and perils of education and the importance of telling stories from inside its different landscapes.

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  • Between different worlds
    HERE’S AN IDEA: there’s no time at the South Pole. Where the globe’s lines of longitude meet, all the world’s times co-exist at once. To walk a circle with a radius of ten metres around the planet’s southern p...
  • Buried treasure
    THE PHOTO THAT pops up with his periodic tweets is something of a non-­sequitur. Joel Pedro – ‘Lead Project Scientist, Million Year Ice Core Project, Australian Antarctic Division’ – sits at the wheel of a Ma...
  • Where borders break down
    WHEN EXPLAINING MY Antarctic research to new acquaintances, at a dinner party or a barbeque, I can usually predict the direction of the conversation. First comes surprise and – depending on the crowd – perhaps del...

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EDITION 77
Real Cool World
A cool look at the one continent on Earth truly free of national government, where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy continue to play out.

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EDITION 78
A Matter of Taste
Exploring food as spectacle and status symbol, as fad and fantasy, as capital and cultural currency. If we are what we eat, then who are we in the twenty-first century? 
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