April 7, 2018

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Features

The body bites back

Inflammation, the body’s natural response to injury or infection, is increasingly implicated in a host of ailments from heart disease to dementia, but there are significant breakthroughs. by Nicky Pellegrino

Cold-comfort contrarian

A Canadian psychologist has become an internet sensation for his outspoken criticism of what he calls “political correctness” and “cultural Marxism”. by Mark Broatch

The Australian malaise

The men in the baggy-green caps have long prided themselves on their ruthlessness – and they’ve been lauded for it. by Paul Thomas

Plot twist

A brain researcher diagnosed with a brain tumour – you couldn’t make it up. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health A chronic-pain sufferer advocates exercise for sore backs rather than medical intervention. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition When it comes to the crunch, unaddressed hunger and fatigue do come back to bite us. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Gather round the barbecue for a long and slow cooking of the best of late-season lamb. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine How to know where your bottle sits on the dryness scale. by Michael Cooper

Psychology There’s no doubt strong winds can affect our mood, but what about wind farms? by Marc Wilson

Technology A new movie streamer has arrived, so which service should you use? by Peter Griffin

Sport These landmark bouts delivered some of boxing’s indelible moments. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Funnier than Texas

What’s it like launching a Kiwi comedy in the US? We asked Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to diary taking their movie, The Breaker Upperers, to Austin. by Russell Baillie

Books By Julian Barnes, Jo Nesbø and Black Lives Matter’s Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and about locals who pine for the days of communist rule and Degas’s protégée.

Music Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Film The Divine Order; Love, Simon; Early Man

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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