February 3, 2018

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Features

Age of anxiety

When school goes back, anxiety disorders spike, and it’s happening more each year. But those afflicted by the commonest mental illnesses are finding ways to help themselves. by Catherine Woulfe

Harm’s way

New Zealand has a high rate of self-harm among young people, but there are ways to get back to wellness. by Marc Wilson

Outside the square

In an age of acrimony, an American professor has simple but effective advice on how to be a successful thinker. by Diana Wichtel

Affairs of state

What is it that allows the US elite to tolerate in a president what it condemns in lesser beings? by Paul Thomas

Bug off

In the economically crucial effort to block biological invaders, biosecurity officials are up against humans. by Rebecca Howard

Striking out in a new direction

Some of the most important influences in union leader Erin Polaczuk’s life are indelibly etched on her mind and body. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health As well as making us glum, loneliness can lead to physical illness. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Reconnecting with our inner hunger signals is much better for us than dieting, say health experts. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Sweetcorn kernels are a key ingredient in tasty seasonal lunches. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A full-on chardonnay style popular in the 1980s is making a comeback. by Michael Cooper

Sport Don Bradman’s run record could be under threat from another Australian. by Paul Thomas

Travel Port Sunlight, UK

 

Books & Culture

Murder, she sang

New Zealand-bound jazz phenomenon Cécile McLorin Salvant fearlessly fills her repertoire with songs that tackle taboo topics. by James Belfield

Theatre Playwright Pip Hall on the challenges of adapting Maurice Gee’s kids’ classic Under the Mountain for the stage

Books Novels by AJ Finn and Chloe Benjamin, short stories by Jeffrey Eugenides, a retelling of Greek myths by Stephen Fry and a round-up of contemporary fiction

Music How an Aussie created a supergroup of Jamaican and Cuban musical stars

Film Phantom Thread, The Commuter

 

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

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

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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