In this week's Listener – September 15, 2018

by The Listener / 10 September, 2018

September 15

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Features


Learning curve

Up to 75,000 New Zealanders could be on the autism spectrum and diagnoses are increasing. Sally Blundell investigates why.

Guardian angel

Renowned heart surgeon Alan Kerr saved Donna Lander’s life in 1987. This year – thanks to a Listener story – he saved her again. by Donna Chisholm

Global spirit

Far from a “clash of civilisations”, nations have moved closer in ideas, outlook and acceptance of a global political order, writes Yuval Noah Harari.

Revenge of the words

Self-described word nerd Mark Broatch is on a mission to untangle the English language. by Clare de Lore

This Life


Health Early detection of prostate cancer may be tricky but it’s over to men to insist on regular checks before symptoms appear. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Attempts to lose weight by periodically going hungry can often have the opposite effect. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Rural Matakana, north of Auckland, is showcasing its foodie talents with a new festival and cookbook. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Develop your palate with a selection of imported wines for every budget. by Michael Cooper

Psychology People who are struggling need to hear their feelings are valid, not to “get over it”. by Marc Wilson

Sport The Prime Minister copped more than she bargained for when she visited the All Blacks’ dressing room. by Paul Thomas

Books & Culture


Bohème rhapsody Rising Kiwi opera stars Julien Van Mellaerts, Marlena Devoe and Thomas Atkins are home from London for Puccini’s famous tragedy. by Russell Baillie

A way with words Lani Wendt Young

Books Novels by David Peace and Jonas Jonasson; a comprehensive biography of Bruce Lee by Matthew Polly; thrillers by Flynn Berry, Pip Drysdale and Lynda La Plante

Music From the Chills

Film McQueen, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, Mile 22

Commentary


Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

Diversions


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

That’s Entertainment


Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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