March 23, 2019

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Features

The return of hormone therapy

A flawed study into the use of HRT for menopausal women led to unjustified fears, but now hormones are being used to help reduce midlife brain fog, depression and anxiety. by Donna Chisholm

Catholic tastes

A new book claims that 80% of the clerics in the Vatican bureaucracy are gay and some have live-in boyfriends. What are we to make of the priestly vow of celibacy? by Karl du Fresne

Saving face

Harvard-based New Zealander Simon Talbot is part of teams of surgeons performing astonishing hand and face transplants. by Clare de Lore

Invasion of the killer zees

Is our relationship with the letter zed changing? by Paul Little

This Life

Health For older people seeking an easier life, inner-city apartments aren’t always the best solution. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The shocking outcomes of two studies into beta-carotene show that supplements can’t easily mimic nature. by Jennifer Bowden

Food The end of summer is an ideal time to make seafood dishes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Good-value wines are not the sole preserve of corporate giants. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Why we should take care when we talk about possible drug side effects. by Marc Wilson

Sport Media scrutiny and hype could be the undoing of many a promising young sports star. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Facing the music Jeff Tweedy doesn’t read rock memoirs but that didn’t stop him writing one. Now, the leader of respected American band Wilco brings his acclaimed autobiography to the Auckland Writers Festival.  by Russell Baillie

Books By John Lanchester and Elaine Castillo, a biography of The Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame, and a round-up of thrillers

Music From ondes martenot player Cynthia Millar and the APO, and Cha Wa

Film An interview with Daffodils director David Stubbs, and reviews of Hotel Mumbai and Captain Marvel

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

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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The path that leads people to commit atrocities such as that in Christchurch is twisting and unpredictable, but the journey often begins in childhood.

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The little signs among the banks of flowers said, “This is not New Zealand.” They meant, “We thought we were better than this.” We were wrong.

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