June 16, 2018

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Features

Both sides, now

There’s an alarming rise in political tribalism in the US, yet failure to recognise the same trend elsewhere has led to catastrophes on the international stage, says writer Amy Chua. by Joanne Black

Joking around

Anything goes in American comedy, no matter how hurtful, outrageous or downright dishonest. by Paul Thomas

At home at Homewood

The UK’s top diplomat in Wellington told everyone who would listen that she wanted the job. She had good reason. by Clare de Lore

Goddess complex

TV cooking queen Nigella Lawson has come through a fair amount of personal adversity with an air of fragility and flintiness. by Diana Wichtel

This Life

Health Exposure to sunshine at this time of year not only lifts our mood but also strengthens our bones. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Weight-loss eating plans are increasingly being seen as part of the problem rather than the solution to obesity. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Innovative burgers are a hallmark of Wellington’s largest food festival, whose 2018 programme has just been released. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A selection of local and international wines to enjoy in front of the fire during the colder months. by Michael Cooper

Technology Kiwi-Aussie rivalry plays out in the internet access world. by Peter Griffin

Psychology We need to think about the kind of humanity we want our robots to show. by Marc Wilson

Sport The unpredictability of lowly ranked France means the All Blacks cannot take victory for granted. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

A man of many hats Ed Harris continues to bring the flinty characters that have been the hallmark of his career to the stage and the big screen. by Russell Baillie

A way with words Philippa Campbell writes about replanting Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in contemporary New Zealand.

Books By David Sedaris, Virginia Lloyd and about African dictators

Music From Nadia Reid

Film Tea with the Dames, 20th Century Women

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

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

TV programmes

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