Siobhan Keogh: The music and the memories
Siobhan Keogh: The music and the memories

How much impact does music make on a game? Siobhan Keogh takes a look at some success stories - and some failures.

Dominic Corry: The genius of Chris Foss
Dominic Corry: The genius of Chris Foss

Dominic Corry examines the career of English science fiction artist Chris Foss.

NZ on Screen: Favourite NZ Commonwealth Games moments
NZ on Screen: Favourite NZ Commonwealth Games moments

Strictly speaking we've only had two Commonwealth Games in New Zealand - the 1974 games in Christchurch, and the 1990 games…

Chris Schulz: We don't need another hero
Chris Schulz: We don't need another hero

Chris Schulz says he's had enough of superheroes. He should know - he once was one.

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Paul Casserly: Racist comedy - what are the rules?

Paul Casserly: Racist comedy - what are the rules?

Paul Casserly examines the rules around race-based comedy shows like Chris Lilley's Jonah From Tonga.

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Greg Dixon: Not yet part of the furniture

Greg Dixon: Not yet part of the furniture

Did you hear the one about the three funny guys who decided to make a TV chat show in a furniture shop? They thought it would be suite as, but it wasn't. If you didn't laugh at that joke -- actually that appalling pun…

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Siobhan Keogh: Playing the waiting gamer

Siobhan Keogh: Playing the waiting gamer

If you're anxiously awaiting the release of the Next Big Game, it can be disappointing to learn that it's been delayed - again.

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NZ on Screen: Five great Don McGlashan moments

NZ on Screen: Five great Don McGlashan moments

Don McGlashan's work turns up in more different sections of NZ On Screen than pretty much any other New Zealander. His rock bands Blam Blam Blam and the Mutton Birds are well represented in our music video section. His…

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Dominic Corry: A Frank talk with director Lenny Abrahamson

Dominic Corry: A Frank talk with director Lenny Abrahamson

Earlier this year I wrote about my childhood obsession with '80s British humour comic Oink!, in particular the character of Frank Sidebottom, who featured in a regular strip.

Russell Baillie: Tales worth telling well

Russell Baillie: Tales worth telling well

It's heartening to have a local star on the front of our film festival special issue. Especially as a younger James Rolleston smiled his winning smile from the cover of TimeOut a few years back. His second feature, The…

Paul Casserly: The worst idea of all time?

Paul Casserly: The worst idea of all time?

Paul Casserly's been hunting for the greatest podcasts - and he's found an Adam Sandler-inspired doozy created right here at home.

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Rebecca Barry Hill: Stranger than fiction

Rebecca Barry Hill: Stranger than fiction

The next time there's a horrible news event, whether it's a missing plane, a natural disaster or a murder, you can bet someone is already plotting the fictionalised version. If you don't write the script now, someone else…

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Dominic Corry: More festival films to get excited about

Dominic Corry: More festival films to get excited about

Now that I've had a proper chance to sit down and go through the programme for this year's Auckland International Film Festival , the intimidating depth and breadth of the films on offer is truly becoming apparent. The…

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Muldoon's best TV moments

Muldoon's best TV moments

Love him or hate him, Muldoon was definitely a memorable NZ politician - and this Monday is the 30th anniversary of the '84 snap election.

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Lydia Jenkin: Island harmony a winner
Lydia Jenkin: Island harmony a winner

First the unmitigated success of cheeky operatic trio Sol3Mio, and now the Musical Island Boys become a world champion barbershop…

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