February 9, 2019

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Features

How low should we go?

One of the country’s most prominent cardiologists wants doctors to be far more aggressive in treating raised cholesterol levels. Is it a good idea? by Donna Chisholm

Leaving planet Earth

Civilisation on Mars, movies with feelings, digitised human thought and recorded memories are just some of the changes we can expect, according to US futurist Michio Kaku. by Russell Brown

‘Glad did I live and gladly die’

The global celebrity author of Treasure Island and other famous titles, Robert Louis Stevenson, made his final home in Samoa and survived an explosive visit to New Zealand.by Redmer Yska

This Life

Health Bowel cancer is one of our biggest killers, but you’re mistaken if you think it’s just a disease of the elderly. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Sizzling meat on the barbecue is the sound and smell of summer, but proceed with caution. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook collects some of the best recipes from his hit cooking show with Jimmy Doherty, in which celebrity guests prepare their favourite end-of-week dishes.

Wine Tucked into small corners, Central Otago vineyards offer nuggets worth digging for. by Michael Cooper

Psychology A survey of teens’ exposure to porn finds that even they think they’re seeing too much of it. by Marc Wilson

Sport Fresh faces prove that the female game is in better heart than that of their male peers. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

A lasting impression After starring in the film Swimming with Men, Rob Brydon dries off for a stand-up tour of New Zealand. He recounts his slow route to stardom, via Steve Coogan and Flight of the Conchords. by Russell Baillie

Books About the unusual men who fathered Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, and the history of board games and by Karen Thompson Walker and Jock Serong

Music Alejandro Escovedo profiled

Film Ben Is Back, Capharnaüm, On the Basis of Sex

 

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 Russell Brown

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