November 14, 2017

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Features

The iGen teens are in slow mode

Teens are growing up more slowly than previous generations – they’re less likely to drive, smoke, booze and have sex. So, if they’re doing fewer risky things, why isn’t their mental health improving? by Donna Chisholm

Deadly charades

Russia and China are using hybrid forms of warfare that disguise their military objectives, but that may ultimately backfire. by Robert G Patman

Staying on the Trump Train

Two ex-presidents have joined the chorus of condemnations, but Trump supporters don’t give a damn about Republican critics or outraged metropolitan opinion. by Paul Thomas

Rocks, paper, satire

Cartoonist, political columnist, playwright and film-maker Tom Scott marks his 70th birthday with the release of Drawn Out: A Seriously Funny Memoir. by Clare de Lore

Serendipity the mother of invention

Genetics and chicory are giving rise to a high-country sheep so tasty that the meat industry sees it as a potential saviour. by Jonathan Underhill

 

This Life

Health Males pay with their lives for the tiny amount of health funding they get compared with females. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Are salt-cured and pickled meats bad for our health? by Jennifer Bowden

Food The chef behind Eat My Lunch has now produced a book with a focus on family meals. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine This year’s top 25 sauvignon blancs offer quality, value or both. by Michael Cooper

Travel Gettysburg, US

Sport France, the next side to line up against the All Blacks, see team selection in terms of players’ piano roles. by Paul Thomas

Psychology An innovative empathy test suggests right-wingers may not be as cold-hearted as they think. by Marc Wilson

 

Books & Culture

The Cat came back

The singer-songwriter who went from being Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam and back again is returning to New Zealand. by Russell Baillie

Books By Isabel Allende, Diksha Basu, Omar Robert Hamilton, Thalia Henry, Brendan Mathews and Patrick Evans

Music From Baynk and Kings

Film Murder on the Orient Express, Ingrid Goes West, Blade of the Immortal, Only the Brave

 

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

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Baillie

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Lauren Buckeridge

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