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Wonder Woman is bisexual

Wonder Woman was born on a paradise island where only women live. She obviously dates women, says the comic's chief writer.

The superhero has "obviously" been in love with other women, says comic's chief writer.

Getting on top of multiple sclerosis video

Nick Allen: "Tramping is the time that I do all my processing. It's not just about physical wellbeing, it's about mental ...

MS sufferer Nick Allen has scaled mountains, and now words in his new book.

Ransom in Wonderland

The shared similar sensibilities of Ransom Riggs and Tim Burton shine through in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

How a young man's obsession with old photographs turned into a best-selling book and now a Tim Burton movie

Reviews: The Last Photograph, Ladder to the Moon

A man photographs his dead wife then disappears; and a Kiwi UN observer falls in love with a Palestinian.

Lindsey Dawson: Best Books I Never Wrote

Lindsey Dawson shares her favourite books.

Playboy features woman wearing hijab

Newsy reporter Noor Tagouri, who is the first woman to be featured in Playboy magazine wearing a hijab.

The magazine's October issue features journalist, Noor Tagouri, wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf.

Review: Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

As women's social worth has progressed, it has also stagnated.

Baby, I was born to... read video

Bruce Springsteen performing at the Oakland Coliseum on the Born in the U.S.A. tour on September 19 1985.

Opinion: I've been waiting a long time for Springsteen's memoir...

Reviews: Full Tilt, Annual

A single mum takes her kids around the world; a new kids' annual is a winner.

Cartoonist goes 'Trump-free'

Don't expect to see this face in Berkeley Breathed's comic strip any longer.

Donald Trump is an obvious target for satire. So why is a Pulitzer winner passing that up?

Chch author related to Shakespeare

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Jennifer Wilson and her book Writings from Shakespeare's Kin.

Local Christchurch author Jennifer Wilson traces her ancestry back to William Shakespeare's sister.

The truth, according to 60 NZers video

Dame Trelise Cooper. "I did lots of new-age courses and thinking and visualisation, because I really believe in dreams ...

A new book and documentary strips away the the psyche of famous New Zealanders.

The fuss about Kiwi books

There's a barney going on over Kiwi books.

Michele A'Court and Jeremy Elwood debate the health of the New Zealand book world.

Betting on a winner​

Kelly Ana Morey at her home near Kaiwaka, which she shares with her horses, two dogs, a crew of cats and two chickens.

Author and self-confessed ‘spooky old lady’ Kelly Ana Morey simply wants to be a writer who is read. David Herkt pays her a visit.

Review: This Model World, Anthony Byrt

A refreshing twist on the usual art criticism book.

Peanuts' battle for Franklin

Charlie Brown's friend, Franklin.

It was only 48 years ago that a fan asked Charles M Schulz to create a black character. He agreed. His editors, not so much.

Reviews: The Love of a Bad Man, The Malice of Waves

An uncomfortable piece of history-porn, and a knotty sea mystery.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer shares his favourite books. Many favourite books.

Review: The Schooldays of Jesus, JM Coetzee

Another puzzling read from JM Coetzee.

Barnesy bares his soul

Little Jimmy.

Rocker Jimmy Barnes reveals his terrible, troubled childhood

Review: A Boy Made of Blocks, Keith Stuart

A touching story about a father who connects with his autistic son through Minecraft.

Reviews: The Writer's Room, Dark Forces

A book for book lovers, and another spy-thriller from Stephen Leather.

Meet the 'Horse Whisperer'

Queenstown's horse whisperer Andrew Froggatt at his home near Arrowtown.

"We're using the horses as a tool to teach others about themselves."

Q&A with Anthony Byrt

When Anthony Byrt's infant son was in hospital in Berlin, he made the decision to move home to New Zealand.

Jimmy Barnes' boyhood on tour

They breed 'em tough in Glasgow: Jimmy Barnes recalls some not-so-fond childhood memories in his new book.

The Aussie rocker's next NZ tour will be something a bit different.

Writer's $3.9m pad for sale

The garden courtyard lets light into the seating nook and bedroom.

Take a peek into the enchanting Auckland home of novelist Stacy Gregg - and buy it.

Revival of book groups

Book groups are becoming popular again with some modern twists added to them.

Find fellow book-lovers in your community and discuss your love of literature.

Cronin is a sci-fi superstar

06/14/10- Justin Cronin, author of the creepy novel The Passage. (Photo by Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Justin Cronin's vampire tales outrated Twilight and True Blood.

Kiwi takes on 'world's most famous economist'

Thomas Piketty: "I refuse this nomination because I don't think it's up to a government to say who is honourable."

What do you do after filming the worlds greatest rugby player? Tackle the big economic questions

The sheer power of 60 years

Irene Murphy's portrait in Visible: 60 Women at 60.

The milestone of turning 60 has been turned into a book, an exhibition and a show.

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