Culture

The Philosophy of Travel

GREMLINS

HOW THE WATER RAT DEFEATED THE CANE TOAD By Jimmy O’Keefe Ever heard of the Rakali? Although it sounds like a Jamaican witchdoctor, it’s actually our most uncelebrated mammal. It’s the Aussie water rat, like an otter but uglier. What the Rakali lacks in looks it makes up for in...

Essays, Outback Australia

ON THE ROAD

A fever dream missive from the edge. There are the late night roadhouses, their sulphur glow radiating sickly into the pallid fog that sags over the road between midnight and dawn, somehow the only meaningful mile marker out here, the quick glance into the eyes of the attendant the only...