July 21, 2018

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Features

The freedom to hate

A ban on two Canadian far-right activists speaking at Auckland Council venues has ignited the debate over where we draw the line between hate speech and freedom of expression. by Karl du Fresne

Burning ambition

With his insider’s history of the Muslim world, former radical Ed Husain wants to quell the fire in the House of Islam. by Diana Wichtel

How now fake cow?

Is the New Zealand economy at risk in a post-animal world of plant-based meat and dairy products? by Rosie Bosworth

 

This Life

Health Providers of a text-based support service say they’re responding to a growing need. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition What’s the best way to cook veges, and how many brazil nuts are too many? by Jennifer Bowden

Food Fresh winter salads need stronger flavours, texture and a hint of bitterness. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine An Australian brand takes the top spot in a survey of our best-known wines. by Michael Cooper

Psychology That jolt from the morning coffee may be cognitively and physically beneficial. by Marc Wilson

Sport The quadrennial World Cup tournament in Russia has delivered both splendour and skulduggery. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Painted out of history His many decades in France have made Taihape-born Douglas MacDiarmid an elusive figure in the annals of NZ art. A new biography delivers a vital portrait of the 96-year-old’s intriguing career. by Sally Blundell

Books About why Buddhism is true, novels by Rachel Cusk, Kirk Wallace Johnson, Rowena House and Anthony Horowitz, and a round-up of NZ non-fiction

Performance Steve Thomas, the man behind Arts On Tour

Music From Holly Arrowsmith, Paul Rodgers

Film Māui’s Hook, Mary Shelley, Ant Man & the Wasp

 

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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