October 20, 2018

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Features

Hiding in plain sight

They camped-up our TV screens in a repressed era, but Hudson and Halls kept a lid on more than just their sexual orientation, a new book reveals. by Clare de Lore

Breaking bad

The US political system is more divided than ever with the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The mid-term elections loom as the next round of bipartisan warfare. by Paul Thomas

Tragedy of the human condition

Taboo-breaking writer and academic Jesse Bering takes his personal struggle with suicidal feelings as the starting point for a timely examination of the complex problem of self-harm. by Diana Wichtel

 

This Life

Nutrition High-fibre prebiotic-rich foods will reward you with a thriving population of beneficial gut bacteria. by Jennifer Bowden

Food The entertaining season is upon us and platters of fresh vegetables, gourmet meats and flavoursome dips are just the ticket. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A taste of the new season’s wines from the Villa Maria winery. by Michael Cooper

Technology Digital city-building is no longer a game: planners can draw on layers of data to resolve growth issues. by Peter Griffin

Sport International competition stands to get a shot in the arm if the Rugby World Cup is downplayed. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Swagger of geezers Three new heist films, ostensibly dealing with the real-life offending of audacious senior citizens, prove that in crime and cinema, age is just a number. by Russell Baillie

Books Novels by Ling Ma, Mohammed Hanif and Markus Zusak, and local non-fiction about author and editor Charles Brasch, former diplomat Neil Plimmer, and the New Zealand and Australian Land Company

Classical Claude Debussy’s Estampes, Images, Children’s Corner, and La Mer, Images

Music Nashville country star Margo Price heads to New Zealand

Film She Shears, Stray

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Bulletin from Abroad Andrew Anthony in London

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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