September 1, 2018

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Features

Chemical warfare

From sperm counts to obesity, scientists are only just beginning to understand the long-term health effects of many chemicals in everyday use. How to survive the war at home? by Nicky Pellegrino

Clipping the ticket

Online ticket rip-offs seem part of the deal with must-see shows – and it’s not just bots doing the hiking. Will the Commerce Commission case against reseller Viagogo make a difference? by Donna Chisholm

Dirty dancing

Unholy alliances are forming as governments in numerous European and Latin American states indulge in democratic backsliding. by Paul Thomas

‘In the friggin’ dog box’

Sam Neill discovers that the old view of James Cook as the man who first sailed the South Seas no longer cuts it. by Diana Wichtel

 

This Life

Nutrition Industrially processed foods are full of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, and we eat a lot of them. by Jennifer Bowden

Food For an easy, reliable way to prepare a satisfying dinner, you can’t beat a good braise. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Two of Australia’s best-known family wineries have joined forces to charm New Zealand wine drinkers. by Michael Cooper

Sport England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray but his reputation has taken a battering. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Tearing up the stage Black Grace founder Neil Ieremia and playwright Victor Rodger tap the repressive masculinity of Pasifika culture in a new work. by Sarah Catherall

Books About Captain James Cook, the history of psychedelics, a guide to dealing with stressful lives, and crime novels by Karin Slaughter, Rod Reynolds and Chris Hammer

The Queen of Soul departs Aretha Franklin had a musical gift that transcended race and politics. by James Belfield

Music The Beths

Film On Chesil Beach, Zama

 

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 John Armstrong

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Ryan Holder

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Radio Catherine Woulfe

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