Does this guy have Trump 'dirt'?

Comic Tom Arnold and US President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen stirring the pot.

"Trump is going to quit," comedian Tom Arnold told fans after posting a picture of himself with the US president's former legal counsel.

Bourdain sober when he died video

Anthony Bourdain did not have drugs or alcohol in his system when he died.

The celebrity chef had no drugs or alcohol in his system according to the French prosecutor investigating his death.

NZSO's lullaby for PM's baby

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford with their newborn baby girl.

New Zealand's national orchestra has released a special lullaby for Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford's baby.

Five shows you should stream

Billions, starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, is among the best shows you aren't watching on TV.

If you think you're already watching the best TV shows on offer, you might be wrong.

True crime: A bitter remedy

In Three Girls, Ria Zmitrowicz (Amber), Liv Hill (Ruby) and Molly Windsor (Holly) offer a stunningly portrayed glimpse ...

Three Girls is a real-life crime drama without a trace of sugar coating. And its dark truth is shocking.

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celebrities

8 celebs who do interior design

These stars love to get hands-on with design and decor.

These stars love to get hands-on with design and decor.

Bach NZ's Lily writing a book

The Bachelor's Lily McManus is keeping her stories to herself - for a while, at least.

Roseanne spinoff will happen

Love Island UK star dead at 32

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Jojo Rabbit's mean Oscar cred video

Taika Waititi is excited to ridicule Nazis in his upcoming WWII comedy.

OPINION: If anything will get Taika Waititi another Oscar nomination, it's his anti-racist, Hitler-centric kids film.

For the Love of Cars

Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead host For The Love Of Cars

Actor Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead talk about who is the real grease monkey in For The Love Of Cars.

WOW rejects find spotlight

"By its nature" by Josiene van Maarseveen was inspired by interior decoration and the decadency of the baroque and rococo.

When you can't WOW you can still AWE with a new show giving a second chance for World of WearableArt (WOW) rejects.

Hooked on Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose.

OPINION: It was the most disturbing and compelling episode of anything I'd seen on TV this year.

Building communities

From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country is a participatory artwork led by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan.

REVIEW: Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, with the help of public participation, built a city from cardboard.

This week's top reads

A bit player in Derek B Miller's debut novel returns as the lead protagonist in the   irresistible American by Day.

This week: the irresistible next novel from Derek B Miller and a sitcom-free debut from Ruth Jones.

Taking a break from holidays

The Queen's Christmas Day message. Would it seem quite as powerful on a stock-standard Tuesday in the middle of July?

OPINION: David Seymour shows some nimble footwork with his idea for dropping holidays.

A bitter remedy

In Three Girls, Ria Zmitrowicz (Amber), Liv Hill (Ruby) and Molly Windsor (Holly) offer a stunningly portrayed glimpse ...

Three Girls is a real-life crime drama without a trace of sugar coating. And its dark truth is shocking.

WLG-X festival postponed

WLG-X was inspired by Austin's South By South West Festival, and was planned to pull together the music, film and ...

The inaugural festival that plans to pull together music, film and technology will not go ahead until 2019.

Designing on the street

Bachelor of creative media student Jason Gardner designed the mural at Queen St, Palmerston North.

A slice of the Manawatū River has made its way to inner-city Palmerston North.

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Five shows you should be streaming

If you think you're already watching the best TV shows on offer, you might be wrong.

film

Jurassic sequel hardly World-class

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ultimately devolves into a contemporary Gothic horror-cum-1980s-slasher-movie in the ...

REVIEW: This fifth Jurassic period is a lovingly crafted movie that's unfortunately way out of balance.

Kiwis crab at Comic-Con

Kiwi animated short film Shelldon will screen at San Diego Comic-Con.

A group of young Kiwi filmmakers will travel to San Diego, USA, after their film was selected for a major festival there.

Jurassic World must fail video

Chris Pratt fails to inject anything resembling authenticity or verve to a rote, drearily run-of-the-mill story.

OPINION: I don't root for movies to fail, but here's why I'm making an exception for Jurassic World.

In Defence Of: Spice World

What Spice World has, in spades, is some fabulous in-jokery and self-deprecating humour.

OPINION: The Spice Girls' 1997 movie captures the spirit of a pop phenomenon like A Hard Day's Night and Head did decades earlier.

music

Listening Post: Neil Young/Brian Jonestown Massacre/Wooden Shjips

Neil Young tries his hand at soundtracks once more, with Paradox.

Our weekly wrap of new music, including the surprising return of Neil Young.

Arrest in XXXTentacion killing video

XXXTentacion performs during the second day of the Rolling Loud Festival in downtown Miami in 2017.

A routine traffic stop has lead to the arrest of a suspect in the murder of the 20-year-old US rapper.

Florence + The Machine are coming

Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine will be back in New Zealand in January for the first time in four years.

Kiwi fans of Florence + The Machine should prepare to shake it out when they tour in January next year.

Perfect playlist for PM's baby

Jacinda Ardern is known for her love of music. But what tunes will usher in her baby's arrival?

These tunes could help New Zealand - and the parents to be - get through the birthing process.

tv & radio

A bitter remedy

In Three Girls, Ria Zmitrowicz (Amber), Liv Hill (Ruby) and Molly Windsor (Holly) offer a stunningly portrayed glimpse ...

Three Girls is a real-life crime drama without a trace of sugar coating. And its dark truth is shocking.

No Heartbreak with MasterChef

MasterChef Australia is a celebration of good food and good people, each with a story to tell.

OPINION: It's educational and engrossing viewing, for once designed to evoke emotions other than anger and outrage.

Travel lives of the Heartbreakers

Joshua Fankhauser - don't drink the tap water.

Who got sick after drinking the tap water in Fiji and which cast member got 100 mosquito bites within a few days?

In A Flash relives Elim tragedy video

"When we started talking to the families, they felt if something was to be done about it, now was probably appropriate," ...

The story of six Auckland college students and their teacher who died in a flash flood had been turned into a TV drama.

Games

Xbox exec on the future of gaming video

Xbox head of marketing Mike Nichols at Microsoft's E3 briefing in Los Angeles

The Xbox is the world's most powerful console, but it's losing the sales battle - can the PlayStation be dethroned?

Spider-Man swings on to PS4 video

Peter Parker's day job is a photographer, so it stands to reason that this game is guaranteed to have a pretty awesome ...

At E3, Stuff sat down for a hands-on preview of what looks set to be the one of the biggest games of the year.

'Gaming should be for everyone' video

Microsoft learning specialist Solomon Romney, right, who was born without fingers on his left hand, puts the Xbox ...

At E3, Xbox unveiled an innovative new controller designed to put disabled gamers on a level playing field.

Ghost of Tsushima a jaw-dropper

The showdown under the maple tree was one of the highlight's of Sony's E3 briefing.

The PlayStation's new open world samurai adventure created a huge buzz at E3 with some stunning new gameplay footage.

books

Memoir of a rookie MC

Charlotte Patterson will interview Homegrown Kitchen author Nicola Galloway at the Spy Valley Wines cellar door.

COLUMN: Preparing to interview a cook book author means trying as many recipes as possible. Life is tough.

Awards pile up for Caves book by Silverwood and Thomas

A scene from 'Caves - Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness'.

West Coast cave explorers Neil Silverwood and Marcus Thomas have won the top prize at the New Zealand Mountain Book Festival.

Environmental politics examined

Environmental historian Catherine Knight takes a look back into 50 years of environmental politics in her latest book.

An environmental historian is calling for urgent change in a new book, Beyond Manapouri.

'Travel is a great leveller and a great teacher'

In London in 2009 on her research trip for her first book on Scottish missionary and distant relative, Jane Haining.

A former Rodney Times journalist publishes a lifetime of adventures.

arts

Designing on the street

Bachelor of creative media student Jason Gardner designed the mural at Queen St, Palmerston North.

A slice of the Manawatū River has made its way to inner-city Palmerston North.

Artist maps out beauty

Artist Timon Maxey has a studio in the Rayner Brothers gallery.

Timon Maxey is an artist exhibiting in Palmerston North for the first time. Carly Thomas had a look.

Bringing Māori art to the people

A new public art series, known as Puawānanga - Stars of the forest, was heavily influenced by Māori cosmology, in ...

A series of artworks that acknowledge and celebrate Matariki have been installed around the capital.

NZ ballet boss resigns

Royal New Zealand Ballet executive director Frances Turner has resigned.

Royal New Zealand Ballet executive director Frances Turner has resigned.

stage & theatre

WLG-X festival postponed

WLG-X was inspired by Austin's South By South West Festival, and was planned to pull together the music, film and ...

The inaugural festival that plans to pull together music, film and technology will not go ahead until 2019.

NZ ballet boss resigns

Royal New Zealand Ballet executive director Frances Turner has resigned.

Royal New Zealand Ballet executive director Frances Turner has resigned.

Old story, new telling video

A Slightly Isolated Dog is a theatre company that is bringing a reworked version of Jekyll and Hyde to Palmerston North.

The story of Jekyll and Hyde is being told in a very new way.

Flight of the kilts

Flight of the Conchords duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie.

After tour delay, not even broken bones can hold back the UK's love of Flight of The Conchords stars - dressed to impress in kilts.

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