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Trek stars world's coolest hipsters

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk.

Patrick Stewart seems to be having a lot of fun lately.

Brad Pitt builds 109 homes

This Saturday marks 10 years since the devastating event and no celebrity is more in sync than Brad Pitt.

Kim Kardashian may have hysterectomy

Lucy Liu welcomes baby boy

film

Stuff's weekend film guide

Zac Efron stars in the new film We Are Your Friends opening in New Zealand cinemas this weekend.

REVIEW: Daredevils, DJs and dying cabbies among the topics explored in movies opening this week.

New Star Wars teaser debuts video

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? New Episode VII trailer released through Instagram

Robert De Niro will star in a movie as swindler Bernie Madoff.

De Niro to play swindler Madoff

Robert De Niro has been cast as big time fraudster, ponzi scheme runner Bernie Madoff.

music

Bieber's comeback song leaks online

Justin Bieber is set to release a new single, What Do You Mean?

Justin Bieber's big solo comeback single has been leaked on the internet hours before its radio premiere.

New Adele album excites

Anticipation is building ahead of the release of Adele's new album.

Music sharing website SoundCloud is in trouble with a British copyright collective.

Songwriters sue SoundCloud

Britain's largest copyright collective says the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on licensing deal.

tv & radio

Radio studios burn in mystery arson gallery

Radio host Doreen Kelso, right, interviews Margaret David for her programme Person To Person at Broadcasting House in August 1976.

Wellington's world-class Broadcasting House radio studio met a grim end - first bowled, then burned.

An Ashley Madison TV show?

The Ashley Madison hacking scandal would make a great TV show. Don't worry, someone's on it.

Writer and executive producer George R. R. Martin may have been telling the truth, but he could have been foxing too.

Key GoT character not dead (spoiler)

Did you see a body? It only counts if you saw a body.

books

Tolkien's 'darkest work' released

The story of Kullervo is an early, unfinished work by JRR Tolkien.

An early, unfinished manuscript by JRR Tolkien is set to be published in the United Kingdom.

In short: book reviews

Short fiction reviews.

New Zealand author and cancer survivor Karen McMillan.

The Best Books I Never Wrote: Karen McMillan

Cancer survivor and author Karen McMillan reveals her favourite books.

arts

One-man sound machine

Beat Boxer Tom  Thum is a one man sound machine.

As a hyperactive teenager Tom Thum started putting his restless energy into beat boxing.

Singing suffragettes salute Sheppard

A rock musical opening in Christchurch explores the life of Christchurch suffragette Kate Sheppard.

School girls react to performance artist Alex Rigg, of Eel Mother, who performed in the bus interchange on Friday morning as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Eels take over bus interchange video

Christchurch's new bus interchange filled with movement, sound and mischief as part of art festival.

stage & theatre

Off the Hook in Auckland

Irish comedian Dylan Moran keeps audiences guessing in his new stand-up show Off the Hook

REVIEW: Self loathing has never been so hilarious. Nor has the grim reality that we are all edging closer to death.

Director's 'sleeping super power'

Arts festival technical director Bonnie Burrill's can take a nap almost anywhere - even during sound check.

Watching Windows plays with scale and space, again utilising boxes of various shapes and sizes.

The right direction for Touch Compass

REVIEW: Touch Compass challenges people's people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance is.

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One-man sound machine

As a hyperactive teenager Tom Thum started putting his restless energy into beat boxing.

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