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issue 85

If you’re wondering why there’s some extra pep in our steps this morning, it’s probably because issue 85 is officially on sale in Australia – hurrah! Inside, you’ll find all manner of things to keep your eyes and noggin happy, like some gaudy wedding ‘chariots’ direct from southern India; a crochet artist doing things a little differently; and enough cuddly cushions to build one epic pillow fort. Also within its pretty pages: four young and talented playwrights currently bursting onto Australia’s theatre scene. We take a trip to Alaska to meet the locals, and visit a ‘boozy bakery’ in Melbourne’s west. (You’ll find a history of aerobics – complete with leotards, astronauts and Hollywood royalty – tucked away in between, as well.) Some frankie friends tell us how they look after their brains; others ponder the public holiday we really need. Plus, there’s a non-scary guide to creating political change; a road test of face masks, good, bad and goopy; and a fashion line inspired by childhood wobblies. All that, on top of the usual frankie good times – what more could you need?


Four young playwrights bursting onto Australia’s theatre scene.


We asked some special frankie friends how they look after their brains.


Pop on a fancy frock – it’s time to party, frankie-style.


A few non-scary and low-key ways to bring about political change.

Across the ditch: issue 85 should hit stores in New Zealand on August 27th. Ask your local stockist if it's not on shelves then.

Overseas readers: We'll be with you shortly (click here to find out when), but if that's too far away, you can order a copy online and we'll send it straight out.