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OZ magazine, London | Historical & Cultural Collections | University of Wollongong

January 1967<p><i>Richard Neville</i><p>Editor: Richard Neville. Assistant Editor: Paul Lawson. Design: Jon Goodchild. Art Direction: Martin Sharp. Photography: …

Australian Universities

Oz magazine front covers: from beautiful freaks to the pornography of violence – in pictures

A look back at the front covers of the controversial 1960s countercultural magazine Oz, which was co-founded and edited by the late Richard Neville. The University of Wollongong has published every issue of Oz London – as well as Oz Sydney – online in a digital archive

Australian Universities

Inflated expectations: Masayoshi Matsumoto's balloon animals – in pictures

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto makes his amazingly detailed balloon animals with no glue or seals – then pops them when he’s done

The life artistic: Wes Anderson-inspired works – in pictures

On Halloween 2010, Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco put on a fancy dress opening night for a popup exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. “We opened the doors and found hundreds of fans wrapped around the block clamouring to get in,” says gallery owner Ken Harman, “We knew we …

Rainbow coalition: African subcultures bursting with colour – in pictures

UK illustrator Camilla Perkins shows off the bold colours and irrepressible confidence of subcultures from Congo’s sapeurs to the street style of Soweto

Meet and eat: characters made from fruit and veg – in pictures

Photographer Emily Dryden and sculptor/actor Zahydé Pietri combine theatricality and organic produce to compose the photographs for their series <i>Fresh Faces</i>. The portraits are made from a wide range of fruit and vegetables and aim to highlight humanity’s diversity – Pietri is from Puerto Rico and …

Puerto Rico

Look sharp: Yotam Ottolenghi’s gooseberry recipes

Forget strawberries: for me, gooseberries are the true taste of British summertime<p>Until I moved to England in my 20s, I hadn’t even heard of the gooseberry, let alone eaten one. As always when I feel an outsider to a British food tradition, I turned to Jane Grigson for advice, because the world she …

Food (UK)

The life and death of DJ Derek, an unlikely reggae legend

Derek Serpell-Morris was a cardigan-wearing ex-accountant who became ‘the blackest white man in Bristol’ and a hero to Don Letts and Massive Attack. After going missing in July 2015, his body was finally discovered earlier this month. This is the story of his mysterious disappearance and …

Massive Attack

Stunning, emotional portraits of horses – in pictures

Photographer Bob Tabor specialises in horses – his minimalist portraits of them are powerful and emotionally resonant. His latest collection is Horse/Human: An Emotional Bond, which is published by Glitterati Incorporated in March

When Acid House Freaked Out Fleet Street: Tabloid Horror Stories From The 1980s

ONCE upon a time, acid house music was huge. In 1988, the tabloids saw the teenagers in their garish tops and glo-sticks and knew that mums and dad …

Orangutan finds magic trick hilarious – video

An orangutan at Barcelona zoo watches a member of the public perform a magic trick. The man shows the ape that he is placing something into a cup, and after a nifty sleight of hand, he then reveals the cup has nothing in it. The orangutan takes a moment to realise that magic has taken place and …

Magic

10 classics from Greg Wilson's 40 years behind the decks

This month, Greg Wilson is celebrating 40 years as a DJ – and to mark the milestone he’s selected 10 of his favourite dancefloor fillers<p>This, for me, is the record that set the standard for dance music. Funk isn’t so much about beat but groove, and this is groove perfection, all instruments …

Andrew Weatherall: hear The Confidence Man from his first album since 2009

The musical all-rounder’s new album, Convenanza, will be released in February 2016. Before then, here’s his first track from the album<p>Andrew Weatherall, one of the UK’s foremost musical innovators, will return next year with his first proper solo album since 2009, Convenanza. The musician, who …

Influences - A Guy Called Gerald

"Takes me back to my dancing days. I was 14 going out to nearly every party I could find in Manchester, kicking up grooves, finding my style."<p>Over …

Scarfolk Council

Vintage Photos Of Midget Wrestling (1960s - 1970s)

Who’d be a Midget Wrestler during the 1960s and 1970s? With adopted names like Little Bruise, Sky Low Low, Billy The Kid, Little Beaver, Lord …

The Rolling Stones 1969: Listen To Mary Clayton's Awesome Isolated Vocal From Gimme Shelter

THE isolated track of Merry Clayton’s vocal from The Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit Gimme Shelter is something else:

A Degree in Record Collecting? Could you pass the qualifying paper?

News reaches Every Record Tells A Story today that Stax University is to offer a three year degree course in Record Collecting. According to their …

The other KKK: how the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift tried to craft a new world

George Orwell thought they were ‘sex maniacs’. They thought they were spiritual samurai, rebuilding Britain after the Great War. With their magical rituals, outdoor living and utopian vision, they are the most fascinating of forgotten youth movements – and their ideas still resonate<p>Young men and …

Underground fashion in Britain, 1960-1990 – in pictures

From the fair isle jumpers of the 60s art-school boho, through to the bone necklaces and black string vests worn by early 80s goths, changing youth fashions have come to reflect everything from class to political beliefs, as a new book illustrates. The Bag I’m In, Underground Music and Fashion in …

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

Stream a documentary about 90s rave crew Spiral Tribe

<b>The free party sound system is finally drawn into the bosom of the establishment.</b><p>BBC Radio 4 aired a half-hour documentary on Spiral Tribe this …

Sleaford Mods Live at AB - Ancienne Belgique

Our 10 best side dishes | Roasts: A handbook

The meat may be the star of the show, but a roast dinner is nothing without its supporting cast of vegetables. We select our 10 best side dishes...<p>A clean, fresh tangle of garlic-flecked leaves for the table. A lovely accompaniment to rich dishes.<p>Roasted cauliflower is a crowd-pleaser that vies for …

Food

Squarespace presents: Tiffanie Turner’s Paper Flowers

In partnership with our friends at Squarespace, Hi-Fructose is highlighting five artists who are currently using Squarespace for their website or …

Roller Derby Kisses: Turning Girls' Roller-Derby Bum Bruises Into Art

“It’s only when the heart begins to beat wildly and without pattern – when it begins to realize its boundlessness – that its newly adamant pulse …

12 Satirical Maps Of World War One

These maps offer perspectives on Europe at the onset of World War One in 1914. They are all words of propaganda.<p>The hereunder <i>Karte von Europa im</i> …

sometimes i feel so lonely, primal scream

Primal Scream - How Does It Feel To Belong?

Portraits of South African Cows On Their Daily Pilgrimage to the Beach

Along the southeastern coast of South Africa, the cattle of Pondoland make a daily pilgrimage to seaside, spending their afternoons luxuriating and …

Cows