This black metal / shoegaze hybrid is (almost) everyone’s pick as album of the year
The use of music in Vince Gilligan’s great series
Feet don’t fail my words
Life on the emotional edge, with the bear father and the mouse child
Maybe Pacific Rim is the best film that Guillermo Del Toro could have made right now
Eagles may be high and free, but they’re also birds of prey
The clown prince of hip hop comes to town
Paying dues to the Piedmont style of blues
Silver Linings Playbook, Liberal Arts and the universal love for Jennifer Lawrence
More obscure soul music gems from the vaults
Celebrating the life and music of Gary Stewart
The best (and worst) films of 2012
Learning survival tactics from Brian Dennehy
Does John Key know the conditions facing Kiwi workers within US film and TV productions here?
Five attractive teenagers, a remote cabin in the woods … What could possibly go wrong?
The sound of white trash contenders, from over 50 years ago…
Celebrating Jamaica, and 50 years of independence
Mat Tait is a South Island based cartoonist and illustrator. Mike Brown lives in Wellington and is currently writing a PhD thesis on New Zealand vernacular musics.
The Batman finale, plus Alyx Duncan and Dan Salmon
True, blue, and the art of getting over it
Looking back at Paul Simon, Graceland and the end of apartheid
Philip K. Dick Meets the Rappers, Downtown
The past may be a far country, but we still live in it
Brent Willis currently lives in Lyall Bay, Wellington and has been making underground self-published comics since the mid 1990s.
Patrick Keiller’s films about his faux intellectual, Robinson. Also : Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre
From Sacred Harp music to doo wop, via Africa
The films Mental Notes, A Dangerous Method and Spider tackle mental illness in very different ways
Underground film-maker Maya Deren still casts a spell
The Hunger Games heroine is a sign that women are adapting better to today’s economic realities….
The economics of rhythm and melody…..