Bobbi 'unresponsive' in bathtub

RUSHED TO HOSPITAL: Bobbi Kristina Brown.

10 min ago  The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was rushed to hospital.

The art of diplomacy

The Art of Excavation by Leilani Tamu.

A civil servant takes to poetry and takes an unusually blunt approach.

Gift of the gasp

Shonda Rhimes is also notable for discussing her shows in the manner of a die-hard fan.

The woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes dominates the modern TV drama landscape.

Of mice and Malawian men

Malawi Mouse Boys play the WOMAD 2015 festival in Taranaki in March.

Ian Brennan has worked with Green Day and Kris Kristofferson but his latest project, roast mice by the roadside to earn a living.

Bravo Neil Finn, bravo

Neil Finn

OPINION: Neil Finn's desire to not have his songs used as hold music gets nothing but praise from me. 

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Bobbi 'unresponsive' in bathtub

RUSHED TO HOSPITAL: Bobbi Kristina Brown.

11 min ago  The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was rushed to hospital after she was found unconscious in a bathtub.

J-Law, Martin to go public?

Jennifer Lawrence reportedly wants to "make things official" with Chris Martin after Gwyneth Paltrow gave her approval.

Lorde's fearsome reputation

Suge Knight arrested for murder

film

Mortdecai is a star-studded flop

STAR-STUDDED FLOP: Even the combined talents of Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow can’t save Mortdecai.

Star-studded flop: Even the combined talents of Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow can’t save Mortdecai.

Trailer: Ted 2 stays inappropriate video

Mark Wahlberg and his trash-talking teddy bear mate are taking on marriage inequality in the first trailer to Ted. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: Guardians of the Galaxy

If The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy made science fiction fun, Guardians of the Galaxy made it funky.

music

Of mice and Malawian men

Malawi Mouse Boys play the WOMAD 2015 festival in Taranaki in March.

Ian Brennan has worked with Green Day and Kris Kristofferson but his latest project, roast mice by the roadside to earn a living.

Neil Finn baulks at his own music on hold

If you're thinking of using Neil Finn's music as your company's hold tune, think again. 

Neil Finn

Bravo Neil Finn, bravo

OPINION: Neil Finn's desire to not have his songs used as hold music gets nothing but praise from me. 

tv & radio

Gift of the gasp

Shonda Rhimes is also notable for discussing her shows in the manner of a die-hard fan.

The woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes dominates the modern TV drama landscape.

10 things to mull from GoT trailer video

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark promises "more deaths, more blood" as the trailer for season 5 hits the net.

ART GREEN: New Zealand's bachelor?

'Bachelor' star looks like a work of Art

He may be Paleo, but he ain't no caveman.

books

The art of diplomacy

The Art of Excavation by Leilani Tamu.

A civil servant takes to poetry and takes an unusually blunt approach.

'A book is a doorway'

OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.

LITERARY FAN: Lorde has spoken out in defence of libraries.

Library cuts worrying for celebrities

The country's cultural heavyweights have waded into the debate about cuts to National Library's school lending service.

arts

Porirua taniwha weaves spell

Plimmerton weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha for Poirua Aquatic Centre.

Weaver Kohai Grace is creating a taniwha to go on display at Porirua Aquatic Centre on Waitangi Day.

The art gallery with no art

When the Ashburton Art Gallery opens next month it will be without any works of art on its walls.

UNVEILED: Wellington paper conservator Louise Newdick has uncovered the writing found on the back of one of Colin McCahon's paintings,

What Colin McCahon note says

A transcript of a Colin McCahon note written on the back of one of his paintings has now been revealed in its entirity

stage & theatre

All the world's a stage

First show: Kindle Theatre’s Emily Burns and Chris McCrae will perform The Last Five Years.

A lack of performance venues and career prospects has prompted a group of Christchurch theatre graduates to start their own artistic collective.

A force to be reckoned with

British comedian Eddie Izzard returns to New Zealand next month as part of a grand world tour.

Important issues: Amelia Reynolds as Amy measures the bus of Saraid Camerson as Sara in a play about eating disorders and female issues.

Stomaching bulimia on stage

The impact of eating disorders is often a taboo subject, but one show is hoping to change that.

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10 things to mull from GoT trailer

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark promises "more deaths, more blood" as the trailer for season 5 hits the net.

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