Ex-PM staffer in spotlight
Ex-PM staffer in spotlight

Data release shows emails between Slater and an email account linked to former worker in the PM's office and it's just a…

Hager's tell-all chapters
Hager's tell-all chapters

Have our politicians reached a new low in gutter tactics? Nicky Hager picks five crucial parts of his book and invites you…

Rodney Hide: Hager's 'explosive' claim a fizzer
Rodney Hide: Hager's 'explosive' claim a fizzer

I have tried really, really hard to read Nicky Hager's books. They interest me. But I have never been able to do it. They…

Kerre McIvor: Hager 'dirty' bombshell is old news
Kerre McIvor: Hager 'dirty' bombshell is old news

The revelation from Nicky Hager that politics is a dirty business comes tens of thousands of years late.

Books

The dark side of Jane Austen
The dark side of Jane Austen

Ignore its uptight reputation. Mansfield Park, celebrating its 200th anniversary, seethes with sex…

Girl with a super power

"It's inexplicable." Rachael Craw is not referring to the dream. The dream is perfectly explicable. "I was running through…

On a dark and stormy weekend

I have to tell you that one of Macauley's earlier titles, The Cook, won Australia's "Most Underrated Book" Award. Now there's…

Active imagination

Once upon a time, when I was a child, epistolary novels such as this comprised letters from one or more correspondents…

Ten of the most controversial books ever
Ten of the most controversial books ever

Dirty Politics by Nicky Hager has caused quite a controversy. The left and right are laying complaints…

How Amazon is keeping regulators at bay in publisher spat

Amazon's pressuring of publishers and movie studios over income distribution from online sales has so far avoided the glare…

Hager: New leaked emails

Nicky Hager says his new book Dirty Politics will show Prime Minister John Key has questions to answer: "You will not believe…

Minecraft: Blocked only by imagination

The worldwide domination of a building blocks game is a triumph for the power of human imagination. John Naughton looks…

An easily digestible tale

The Hundred-Foot Journey By Richard C. Morais (A&U) I've never eaten in a Michelin-starred restaurant but I imagine they…

Key to publishing blockbusters
Key to publishing blockbusters

The publishing industry is using online tools to tailor its publications to what readers want — which…

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Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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Arts

William Dart: Revamp needs far more work
William Dart: Revamp needs far more work

With our television screens pumping out a stale smorgasbord of cook-ups and cars, rugby and reality shows, an invitation…

Josie McNaught: Debate? That's one way to put it
Portraits from the female Banksy
Classical review: Swirling mood changes captured well
First, the fish was killed
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