October 1, 2016

by The Listener / 22 September, 2016
The unpredictability surrounding Donald Trump is what could prevent Hillary Clinton smashing through the glass ceiling.

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Anger & angst in America

The unpredictability surrounding Donald Trump is what could prevent Hillary Clinton smashing through the glass ceiling. by Jon Johansson & Paul Thomas

The power of the veto

The rules of UN Security Council, where New Zealand is serving a two-year stint, are letting some countries get away with murder. by Richard Harman

A mighty wind

The rude, fabulous tornado that is Anika Moa tells it like it is ahead of her new TV talk show.  by Michele Hewitson

Time and tide

All’s not yet lost: scientists say we can prevent the melting of Antarctica’s ice sheets and catastrophic sea-level rise. by Rebecca Priestley

‘Arguably the most substantial private collection in this country’

When former National Cabinet minister Philip Burdon bought 5000 books, he had no trouble finding a place to put them. by Clare de Lore

THIS LIFE


Health New treatments offer hope for acid-reflux sufferers. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food Pears and apples are perfect in pastry for dessert. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Exports are booming, but local wine consumption is falling. by Michael Cooper

Sport By one muddled account, the All Blacks’ grip on world rugby has removed the sporting element. by Paul Thomas

Travel Gentle Annie highway

Psychology Owning your home helps your kids do better. by Marc Wilson

BOOKS & CULTURE


Carving ourselves in

His version of human history has enthralled Bill Gates and Barack Obama, but Yuval Harari’s vision for the future is altogether more troubling. by James Belfield

Books A mesmerising memoir from John le Carré; Ann Patchett’s new novel; and small fictions by Frankie McMillan

Theatre Auckland’s new Waterfront Theatre

Music From the Pixies, the Frightnrs and Wilco

Poetry Books by James Norcliffe and John Dixon

Film Captain Fantastic, Bridget Jones’s Baby

COMMENTARY


Editorial

Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

TV Review Greg Dixon

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

DIVERSIONS


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT


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TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

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