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Keeping The Sea Lanes Open

Is securing the sea lanes a valid rationale for Defence spending?

by John Quiggin

From The Hood: Home, And A Way

Auckland struggles to cope with its over-supply of advice on housing affordability…

by Lyndon Hood

From the Hood : The Afterlife of Pablo

Kanye do something with this album cover meme? Ye kan!

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Japanese Music

Japanese hip-hop, noise music, J-Pop, and a whole lot more besides….

by Gordon Campbell

Do You Believe In Second Chances?

The Sundance TV series Rectify takes the difficulties of faith, forgiveness and family seriously

by Philip Matthews

From The Hood : Illegal in an Illegal Land

Reading the fine print, except it’s not actually fine at all.

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Hip Hop’s Vanishing Sense of Community

A collective music based on allegiance to the ‘hood now belongs to remote and isolated solo stars

by Gordon Campbell

The Complicatist : Frankie Cosmos, and other sounds of whiteness

Some musical journeys in the worlds of white people….

by Gordon Campbell

Panic in Detroit

Why David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows is a teenage sensation.

by Philip Matthews

From The Hood : We Called Him Tortoise, Because He Deports Us

Australia and Other Nonsense

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist: Bradford Cox of Deerhunter

Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

by Gordon Campbell

The Complicatist Pt 2: Galesburg, Revisited

Holding aloft a flickering torch for John Darnielle’s older stuff

by Gordon Campbell

From the Hood : Where Engels Fears To Tread

History, In A Grain Of Salt

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : London O’Connor, and others…

Songs of innocence, regret, anxiety, failure and punishing ennui…

by Gordon Campbell

From The Hood : Trench Lawfare

Shouldn’t forging a nation from blood and sacrifice be against the law?

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Sufjan Stevens

The Carrie and Lowell album is about trying to survive your family’s impact on you

by Gordon Campbell

Finding Love in Hell

How does David Lynch’s Wild at Heart look, 25 years later?

by Philip Matthews

From the Hood: Not flag-waving; flag-drowning

Running a few ideas up the flagpole to see if anyone repeatedly chops them down

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Willie Nelson

Looking back at 50 years of Nashville’s black sheep boy

by Gordon Campbell

From The Hood : The Politician’s Song

A General description of a Major problem

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Arthur Russell

A tribute to the recently re-discovered innovator

by Gordon Campbell

From The Hood : Homeopathic Governance

Got a political problem? Add water, and look lively

by Lyndon Hood

Classics : Goodnight Moon (1947)

The life of Margaret Wise Brown

by Gordon Campbell

From The Hood : Voting By The Good Book

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth double.

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Sleater-Kinney & other stuff

Remembering the greatest band in the whole wide world

by Gordon Campbell

From The Hood : Carry On Captaining

Its lonely at the top, but the view is grand

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Blue Eyed & Soulful

From the Righteous Brothers to Yelawolf and beyond…

by Gordon Campbell

From the Hood : Finding A Happy Media

Ask A Prime Minister

by Lyndon Hood

From The Hood : Fol-De-Royal

Werewolf wasn’t paying close attention to the royal tour but we thought we’d have a go at the whole coverage thing anyway.

by Lyndon Hood

The Complicatist : Jackson C. Frank, Mark Kozelek

The love songs of the middle-aged mope

by Gordon Campbell

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