Upscale debut for PM's son

TROSKEY: Joshua Troskie and John Key's son Max (right) performed live for the first time at Auckland's 1885 bar.

If you want proof that there’s a wealth gap in New Zealand go along to a Troskey gig.

Shows gone before their time

LOYAL FANS: Veronica Mars was much more than the teen show many made it out to be.

Shows come and go, but some are cancelled far too soon. Here are a few of them.

Angelina not done with acting

SLOW AND STEADY: Angelina Jolie hopes her move from in front of the camera to behind it is 'a natural transition'.

She may prefer working behind the camera but Angelina Jolie is not giving up on acting.

Stuff's weekend movie guide

NIGHTCRAWLER: Jake Gyllenhaal is taking creepy to the next level.

Tom Hardy goes to the dogs, Jake Gyllenhaal stalks crime scenes and Christopher Plummer is harangued by Shirley MacLaine.

Get ready to 'let it go'

READY TO ROCK: Demi Lovato will play one show at Auckland's Vector Arena on April 26.

She's gone from Disney star to pop princess and now Demi Lovato is heading to New Zealand.

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Angelina not done with acting

SLOW AND STEADY: Angelina Jolie hopes her move from in front of the camera to behind it is 'a natural transition'.

She may prefer working behind the camera but Angelina Jolie is not giving up on acting.

Creed singer 'homeless and broke'

Scott Stapp is either the victim of one of the wildest, most well-coordinated illuminati conspiracies ever pulled, or he's not well.

His issue with the 'Cumberb***hes'

Beyonce weighs in on Ferguson

film

Man of many voices

ROLE PLAY: "It's easier to mimic that which frightens me than it is that which comforts me," says Tom Hardy, who plays a bartender who keeps his head down while bigger players overlook him in The Drop.

As he's developed, it's become increasingly clear how much voice plays a central role for Tom Hardy.

Assured, frank redemption

While some may bridle at the growing evangelical nature of proceedings, Lindon displays plenty of potential as a filmmaker and guts to puts his own personal hell up on screen.

NIGHTCRAWLER: Jake Gyllenhaal is taking creepy to the next level.

Stuff's weekend movie guide

Tom Hardy goes to the dogs, Jake Gyllenhaal stalks crime scenes and Christopher Plummer is harangued by Shirley MacLaine.

music

Upscale debut for PM's DJ son, but no photos

TROSKEY: Joshua Troskie and John Key's son Max (right) performed live for the first time at Auckland's 1885 bar.

If you want proof that there’s a wealth gap in New Zealand go along to a Troskey gig.

Music legends 'On Stage Together'

Music legends Paul Simon and Sting are teaming up for a one of a kind performance in Auckland.

READY TO ROCK: Demi Lovato will play one show at Auckland's Vector Arena on April 26.

Get ready to 'let it go'

She's gone from Disney star to pop princess and now Demi Lovato is heading to New Zealand.

tv & radio

Ghost of Star Trek creator speaks to writer

THESE ARE THE VOYAGES:  Marc Cushman has written the definitive making of Star Trek book.

Star Trek writer Marc Cushman talks to Chris Gardner about his These Are The Voyages books.

The TV Guide's top 5

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

Arya Stark's journey teaser.

GoT teases season 5

HBO has launched a mysterious online viral campaign that promises a drip-feed of tantalising teasers for Game of Thrones season five.

books

Crime writer PD James dies

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British detective writer PD James, who was best known for her mystery series featuring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh, has died.

'NZ writers defy trend'

Kiwi writers are producing more work than ever before, despite warnings about book industry.

plane

Kiwi Air tale gets new wings

In the 1990s a pilot turned entrepreneur captured the imagination of the travelling public.

arts

Arts assemble in Auckland

Fireworks

A packed calendar of culture will keep arts fans busy next March with the Auckland Arts Festival.

Curtain rises on promising career

Fresh out of high school, Ruby Lyon is already stepping into what promises to be a notable acting career.

SILK: The sale broke the world record for any Chinese work of art sold by an international auction house.

Tibetan tapestry fetches record $75m

An ancient Tibetan silk tapestry set a world record for Chinese art when it was sold for $57m at auction.

stage & theatre

Awards ceremony to take centre stage

Equivocation (Circa) has been nominated for several Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards.

A year's worth of stage productions have been whittled down to a select few to find the finalists for the annual Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards.

High-octane human circus

Action-packed, high-energy circus in a spiegeltent is about to hit Wellington's waterfront.

Live Laughs: The 7 Days cew are taking their laughs on tour around New Zealand. Back, from left, Urzila Carlson, Paul Ego, host Jeremy Corbett, and Josh Thomson. Front, from left, Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley and Jeremy Elwood.

The Ego has landed for 7 Days show

The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.

Video

X-Factor: The insults have started

New and old X-Factor judges have started dishing out insults to mediocre candidates as the auditions get rolling in Auckland.

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Karen Tay on the joy of books

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Mike Kilpatrick talks TV