Apple Music 'tainted' by censors

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Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station is 'cleaning up' songs and title.

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Trump at war over Miss USA video

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Winehouse’s demos destroyed

Demos left behind by late British singer Amy Winehouse will be destroyed.

Amy Winehouse won’t be releasing any posthumous material.

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Affleck and Garner to share property

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced but plan to continue living on the same property.

Paris Hilton to 'sue over plane prank'

Paris Hilton has a "solid case for emotional distress" over plane crash prank that had her fearing for her life.

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Kingsman - The Secret Service is released on DVD on July 1.

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Apple's music 'tainted' by censorship

Dr Dre's Let Me Ride is just one of the songs censored on the new streaming radio service.

Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station is 'cleaning up' songs and title.

Winehouse’s unheard demos destroyed

Amy Winehouse won’t be releasing any posthumous material.

Did Jaden Smith's Buffy the Vampire Slayer request break Apple Music's Beats 1 radio?

Jaden and Buffy break Apple radio

Apple's radio station crashes after Jaden Smith requests Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme tune.

tv & radio

Donald Trump fires back over racism row video

Trump is taking the legal route over a backlash to his remarks about Mexican immigration.

Trump is suing TV networks that dropped his shows for US$500 million, saying they are required to air Miss Universe.

Twitter joker cracks big time

Mark Leggett's tweets are blowing up - even Seth MacFarlane thinks he's funny.

Dr Paul Wood says our "nice'' work culture  may be to blame for New Zealand's horrific bullying statistics.

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A new TV series says New Zealand has the worst rate of bullying in the OECD: not just in playgrounds, but offices and online.

books

A window into Maori forms of education

Social anthropologist Joan Metge has written a book on Maori methods of learning and teaching.

Social anthropologist Joan Metge has written a book about Maori methods of learning outside the classroom.

EL James Q&A goes horribly wrong

Fifty Shade of Grey author's ask me everything on Twitter turns out 50 Shades of awkward.

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.

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arts

Maori tiki hang in Chinese gallery

Chinese lacquer artist Su Xing's four tiki panels, which hang in a downtown Guangzhou gallery, were inspired by the bond shared between Simon Rangiwahia and his family.

A Hawera family have inspired world renowned Chinese lacquer artist Su Xing latest artworks.

Riverlea Theatre land sale revisited

City councillors will revisit a decision to sell off land underneath the Riverlea Theatre following claims one of Hamilton's most established arts groups was getting a raw deal.

Retreat by Wellington artist Seraphine Pick.

Seraphine Pick's Search engine surrealism

Wellington painter Seraphine Pick took inspiration from the plethora of images on the internet for her new works.

stage & theatre

Dance party play pumps up the volume

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Theatre: Botch up won't cost us

Isaac Theatre Royal bosses say they won't pay extra costs as construction firms squabble over delays.

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Affleck and Garner to share property

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced but plan to continue living on the same property.

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