April 28, 2018

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Features

Mining your business

When technology writer Peter Griffin downloaded his personal data from Facebook and Google, it revealed a disturbing amount about the extent of his digital footprint.

Killers on the wing

We’ve sprayed them, burnt them, put a bounty on their heads and even excommunicated them, but invasive wasps continue to thrive. Fortunately, says the author of a new book on the pests, there’s reason for hope. by Greg Dixon

Bring back our dead

One of our most successful writers wants New Zealand to bring home its fallen soldiers. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health A game-changing surgical technique is significantly improving stroke victims’ chances of recovery. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition When it comes to food storage, not too cold and not too hot is not just right. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Autumn is the start of the citrus season and limes add zing to a host of dishes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A science writer extols the virtues of red wine made in hot and sunny climates. by Michael Cooper

Psychology People assailed by anxiety or depression need to know that they are not alone. by Marc Wilson

Sport Games mix of triumph and disaster; policies against homophobia run head-on into the religious convictions of players. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

A parable for our time

Writing a dark novel about a 15-year-old misogynist sociopath tested Australian writer Tim Winton. Now it’s out, he’s troubled the boy’s toxic masculinity is all too real. by Russell Baillie

Music Public Service Broadcasting

Books By Linda Olsson, Ngaio Marsh & Stella Duffy, Vincent O’Sullivan and Libby Page.

Theatre A French theatre sensation is making a mark in the English-speaking world.

Film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, A Wrinkle in Time and Faces Places

 

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 Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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