Emilia Clarke's new action hero video

Emilia Clarke stars with Arnold Schwarzeegger in Terminator: Genisys.

Emilia Clarke holds her own alongside brawny co-stars in the latest installment of the Terminator series.

TV's top 10 awkward moments

When Taylor Swift won the MTV award for Best Female Video in 2009 all she wanted to do was say thank you. Kanye West had other ideas.

The only thing more watchable than a great TV moment is a terrible one. Here are 10 classics.

Billy Joel's surprise wedding

Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel have been dating since 2009 and are expecting their first child together.

Billy Joel has married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

Tiny Runga and super covers

Bic Runga with Auckland singer Hollie Fullbrook aka Tiny Ruins.

REVIEW: Bic Runga & Hollie Fullbrook supergroup drives performance at Wellington Opera House.

Stripper film's body positive

Magic Mike XXL.

Magic Mike XXL may be about a group of male strippers, but it makes a refreshing stand in it's portrayal of women.

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Pebbles Hooper apologises

Pebbles Hooper has caused controversy by describing the deaths of a mother and her three children as being like "natural selection".

Pebbles Hooper "deeply regrets" her "careless actions" in describing Ashburton deaths as "natural selection".

Billy Joel's surprise wedding

Billy Joel has married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

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Emilia Clarke's new action hero video

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Emilia Clarke's new action hero video

Emilia Clarke stars with Arnold Schwarzeegger in Terminator: Genisys.

Emilia Clarke holds her own alongside her brawny co-stars in the latest installment of the Terminator series.

Taika's push to take NZ film global

Taika Waititi calls on the comedic talents of Oscar Kightley and Madeleine Sami.

Magic Mike XXL.

Why Magic Mike XXL is body positive

Magic Mike XXL may be about a group of male strippers, but it makes a refreshing stand in it's portrayal of women.

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Tiny Runga and the super covers

Bic Runga with Auckland singer Hollie Fullbrook aka Tiny Ruins.

REVIEW: Bic Runga and Hollie Fullbrook supergroup drives perfect performance at the Wellington Opera House.

Fire and Reyne

Kiwi musician Jordan Reyne explains how society's treatment of women has shaped her new trilogy of EPs.

Tiny Ruins, left, and Bic Runga. Their Wellington Opera House show was lovely, charming, gentle and, at times, close to perfect.

Bic Runga and Tiny Ruins exquisite as duo

REVIEW: Bic Runga's request to work with Tiny Ruins was a smart move when the results were seen live in Wellington.

tv & radio

TV's top 10 awkward moments

When Taylor Swift won the MTV award for Best Female Video in 2009 all she wanted to do was say thank you. Kanye West had other ideas.

The only thing more watchable than a great TV moment is a terrible one. Here are 10 moments those involved wish they could have avoided.

The danger of taking culture without knowledge

Tem Morrison’s new show is a fantasy drama steeped in Polynesian culture, but he has concerns about cultural sensitivity.

David de Lautour plays Ted West on Westside.

On the Box: July 5 to 11

Westside winds up, while Kiwi Living debuts on free-to-air TV this week

books

How to write a tear-jerker

Never change the poster: The Nicholas Sparks formula is highly successful,

Nicholas Sparks sells millions of books and movie tickets by adhering to a strict formula. Want to copy him? Here's how.

Book reviews: in brief

Brief fiction reviews.

arts

$3000 art prize - that's tinny

Spaghetti Open Can, which took Guild about 80 hours to complete.

You usually slap it on a bit of toast, but Wairarapa artist Matt Guild had a different idea.

Art from the heart

Kiwi artist Simon Denny is in the spotlight at the world's most prestigious art event.

Amy Griffin-Brown and James Cain from The Good News, a play coming to Feilding and Palmerston North this week.

Play reimagines the Bible

The Good News, a play devised by the Making Friends Collective, re-imagines the stories of the bible.

stage & theatre

Fakeleiti play based on life experiences

Amanaki Prescott-Faletau (centre) will star in the show Inky Pinky Ponky, based on her life living as a fakaleiti.

Dealing with discrimination is a part of everyday life for transgender people, actor says.

K'Rd, stripped back video

A hilarious, sexy show is taking Maori and LGBT culture to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Alan Watson: recipient of the QSM for "services as a magician".

Revealing the tricks of the magician trade

In a world laden with entertainment options, magic still casts a spell.

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Emilia Clarke's new action hero

Emilia Clarke holds her own alongside her brawny co-stars in the latest installment of the Terminator series.

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