July 28, 2018

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Features

In our right mind

Our brains have been getting smarter, but a new study suggests the trend may have peaked. So, how can you maximise your thinking? by Kate Evans

Act of betrayal

The US President treats his Western allies to a tongue-lashing while cosying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, causing consternation at home and around the world. by Paul Thomas

Fighting talk

What happens when “hate speech” is criminalised, and what can New Zealand learn from efforts overseas? by Karl du Fresne

The shape of things

Ceramic artist and Sinophile John Parker is looking for a new life away from his beloved home and studio in the bush. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health The way we teach kids to use the toilet reflects changing parenting styles. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The selenium New Zealand lacks in its soils is made up for in the sea. by Jennifer Bowden

Food The secret to turning cheaper beef cuts into tasty meals is slow cooking. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine To cellar, or not to cellar, that is the question. by Michael Cooper

Technology How did a Steve Jobs wannabe dupe investors out of millions of dollars? by Peter Griffin

Sport Dangerous play on the rugby field continues to be a source of confusion, inconsistency and controversy. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Parting shot

When Chelsie Preston Crayford made a film about breaking up, she got her ex to shoot it. by Sarah Catherall

Jewellery Tony Williams

Books By Michael Ondaatje, Trent Dalton, Lydia Syson and Rosie Walsh

A way with words Kirsty Gunn

Music Carmen Bradford

Film The Wife’s Jonathan Pryce, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Andrew Anthony in London

Politics Jane Clifton

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

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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