December 14, 2013

by The Listener / 05 December, 2013

Help us find and write the stories Kiwis need to read

COVER STORY: Chronicle of a killer


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


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


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

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

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

Artpop, by Lady Gaga


Editorial: the truth is out there (unlocked)
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


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 & puzzles including Wordsworth by Michael Collins


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
TV & radio listings


Killer robots: The question of how to control lethal autonomous weapons
93876 2018-07-20 08:23:45Z Tech

Killer robots: The question of how to control leth…

by Peter Griffin

The computer scientist who has become a leading voice on the threat posed by killer robots describes himself as an “accidental activist”.

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The man who's making sure performing artists are seen in the regions
93813 2018-07-20 00:00:00Z Theatre

The man who's making sure performing artists are s…

by Elisabeth Easther

For 35 years, Steve Thomas has been at the helm of Arts On Tour, taking musical and theatrical acts from Kaitaia to Stewart Island.

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The Eco Economy: Millennials, money and saving sustainably
93645 2018-07-20 00:00:00Z Economy

The Eco Economy: Millennials, money and saving sus…

by Sharon Stephenson

Millenials are leading the rise of the eco economy.

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Cuba Libre is a new Caribbean-influenced restaurant-bar in Ponsonby
93862 2018-07-19 15:05:51Z Auckland Eats

Cuba Libre is a new Caribbean-influenced restauran…

by Kate Richards

Rum, cigars and Cuban sandwiches are on the menu at new Ponsonby restaurant, Cuba Libre.

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Our plastic recycling efforts will go nowhere without the right information
93822 2018-07-19 00:00:00Z Environment

Our plastic recycling efforts will go nowhere with…

by The Listener

If turns out that some plastics marketed as eco-friendly degrade only to a certain point and often outlive their human recyclers.

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NZ International Film Festival: 50 years of bringing world cinema to our shores
93745 2018-07-19 00:00:00Z Movies

NZ International Film Festival: 50 years of bringi…

by David Larsen

The NZ International Film Festival is 50 years old this year – find out how they choose the line-up from long-standing director Bill Gosden.

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Mary Shelley – movie review
93770 2018-07-19 00:00:00Z Movies

Mary Shelley – movie review

by James Robins

A biopic about writer of Frankenstein turns into lacklustre period piece.

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We need to know more about what’s behind NZ's dire youth-suicide rate
93676 2018-07-19 00:00:00Z Psychology

We need to know more about what’s behind NZ's dire…

by Marc Wilson

New Zealand's youth-suicide rates are the highest in the OECD and the burden falls heavily on Māori and Pasifika peoples.

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