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Modern family on show

Other desert cities

Known for her television roles, Michelle Langstone makes her Wellington theatre debut in a show about the modern family

Kiwis to get arty in Edinburgh

gareth farr The largest contingent of New Zealand artists in history will take part in seven festivals in Edinburgh in August.

A career clown's opus

Thomas Monckton Although his careers advisers failed to suggest clowning as a career, Thomas Monckton knew otherwise.

American Horror Story beyond disturbing

American Horror Coven American Horror Story - Coven follows a group of descendants of the Salem witches and is beyond macabre.

Polly and Grant leaving ZM

Grant Kereama and Polly Gillespie Polly Gillespie and Grant Kereama are leaving their ZM breakfast show after more than two decades at the helm.

Tracks an enthralling ride

Tracks Tracks is a great yarn, full of heat, solitude, danger and transformation, all set against unearthly landscapes.

Budapest Hotel Anderson's best

With depth, maturity and compassion, the Grand Budapest Hotel will surely be one of the films of the year.

The Raid 2 a spectacular film

Review: The Deadly Ponies Gang

Enjoy the royals - why not?

kate In vain does Winston Peters warn we risk making fools of ourselves over the royals. In television terms, the William and Catherine visit is like an extra Christmas – an excuse for a lot of harmless gushing and silliness that most people, even if secretly, rather enjoy.

Game of Thrones returns

To sum up the return of Game of Thrones, SoHo, Monday, it's not possible to do better than what the ever-hapless Tyrion Lannister gave his mistress.

Blood, Nudity and an evil king

Tea voyage worth savouring

Pistorius and The Good Wife

The suits the female attorneys wear on The Good Wife are so well cut that they, and the statement jewellery, should have their own show.

Morcheeba's audience entranced

Moorcheeba There's little exciting or interesting about Morcheeba's music - but it was impeccably played and the fans loved it.

Children's theatre with bite

A hit Australian children's play based on stories by a Kiwi writer gets its first New Zealand outing in Wellington this week.

Every Rose has a thorn

One out of the box

Who's playing in the capital

Here's your guide to the big international music names playing in Wellington in coming months.

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