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Juliet Best painting

Artist Juliet Best is grateful to have fantails, tuis and cabbage trees to paint, even if too often they are seen as cliches.

Art film oasis stands test of time

aro video Aro Video started with 180 VHS tapes in 1989 and it's still going strong.

Porn agains: Mid-life lust

Porn agains For many who grew up before the world-wide web, the impact of internet pornography is proving profound.

Love in its right place

Sarah Jane Parton So, what's wrong with hooking up someone in Courtenay Place, asks Sarah Jane Parton. It's still love, isn't it.

The Bear essentials

Bear & Boy While Boy & Bear have yet to conquer the Kiwi charts, in Australia they're one of the biggest bands of the past few years.

Review: The Skeleton Twins

the skeleton twins At The Skeleton Twins best it is terrifically likeable, but at its worst the urge to yell "why should I care?" was overwhelming.

Review: The Lunchbox

Although reminiscent of Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan films, this poignant, tender tale certainly possesses its own unique flavour.

A truly gripping drive

Turtles go back to the future

Police Ten 7's new host

rob lemoto Bay of Plenty-based Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto is the new host of Police Ten 7.

The quiet achiever

In the self-aggrandising world of TV current affairs, Native Affairs and Mihi Forbes stand out for listening.

It's the little things that irritate

Old age never looked so good

The guilty pleasures of late legals

It's worth staying up late to watch courtroom drama The Good Wife.

Drag queen dominatrix

Ricky Beirao For the first time an often-staged Kiwi play about a dominatrix will be performed by a gay drag queen.

Sublime singing

When one of most loved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, hits town, an air of excited anticipation abounds.

Theatre was her playground

At home with John Denver

Competing with Auckland

Reducing Writers Week was rejected for a "New New Zealand Festival", despite overlaps with Auckland Arts Festival.

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