December 14, 2013

by The Listener / 05 December, 2013
COVER STORY: Chronicle of a killer

COVER STORY


Chronicle of a killer
When his wife was struck by a late-stage cancer, science writer George Johnson immersed himself in the latest research aimed at unlocking medicine’s deepest mystery. by Mark Broatch

FEATURES


The leaning tower of Pisa (unlocked)
A test that ranks countries’ educational achievements has serious flaws, some academics say, and basing reforms on its league tables is a big mistake. by Catherine Woulfe

The passion of Michael Sheen
The film version of a groundbreaking theatrical event arrives in time for the festive season. by Nick Grant

The beat goes on
In 2003, Hamish Pinkham co-founded Rhythm and Vines. The New Year music festival now entertains 30,000 people over three days. by Mark Broatch

BOOKS & CULTURE


Fake it till you make it
A nation grows before our eyes in the beautiful art and tall tales of New Zealand advertising. by Dale Williams

Shouting out to the pessimists
There is plenty of life in record stores yet, insists Roger Marbeck. by Ian Dando

Books
S, by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst
The Circle, by Dave Eggers
Eyrie, by Tim Winton
Barracuda, by Christos Tsiolkas
The Mijo Tree, by Janet Frame
International non-fiction  reviewed by Dale Williams

Art
John Panting: Spatial Constructions and Peter Robinson: Cuts and Junctures

Music
Artpop, by Lady Gaga

COMMENTARY


Editorial: the truth is out there (unlocked)
Letters
Life in New Zealand
Quips & quotes
Caption competition (unlocked)
Bulletin from Abroad by David Hall in Oxford
TV Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners by Diana Wichtel
Politics by Jane Clifton
Life by Bill Ralston

THIS LIFE


Health by Margo White
Science by Rebecca Priestley
Psychology by Marc Wilson
Nutrition by Jennifer Bowden
Technology by Peter Griffin
Sport by Paul Thomas
Economy by Brian Easton
Money by Linda Sanders
Food by Lauraine Jacobs
Wine by Michael Cooper
Travel: Jon Bridges visits Melbourne (unlocked)

DIVERSIONS


Diversions & puzzles including Wordsworth by Michael Collins

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT


On television by Fiona Rae
Radio by Fiona Rae
Online by Fiona Rae (unlocked)
TV Films by Diana Balham
Bradford’s Hollywood (unlocked)
Movies now showing by David Larsen and Helene Wong
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