Even as they were being built, Rio’s Olympic projects were already starting to collapse…
An obsessive tale of two Westerns
Why won’t airlines abandon (or upgrade) the black box system?
Marketing coffee can be a mug’s game…
Taking the “guilt” tour in Auckland Art Gallery
What leaving the EU might mean for Britain
Menstruation is a pivotal issue in gender equality and human rights
The changes in the global climate are as extreme as the US presidential season
Why keep spending billions on defence, when there’s no discernible threat?
When will the Government dare to reform our sixty year old laws on adoption?
Singing the praises of your own company…
Shakespeare has relevant words for how the world should be responding to refugees and migrants
Already, the European Commission wants to scrap the TPP’s investor-state dispute mechanisms
The human cost of the ‘killing animals for food’ industry
An interview with Financial Times columnist John Kay
David Bowie never endorsed Velvet Goldmine but it has become the ideal tribute film.
Writing – and getting – letters is still something to treasure
A terrific new biography of Tom Petty rekindles the love for one of music’s most under-rated stars.
How the Japanese concept of kawaii exalts female vulnerability
Revisiting a 1978 photo shoot encounter with The Thin White Duke….
The Paris conference will deliver only paper promises on global warming
Immigration has become a polarising issue in the 2016 US election campaign
Women warriors, and how the US entertainment industry handles Middle East politics
NYC rekindles its love affair with its outlaw past
Countering the logic of the war economy in Syria
New Zealand’s new export industry : predicting child abuse
How Uber CEO Travis Kalanick drove right over Stephen Colbert, and a few inconvenient truths
For those with allergies, air travel can be a real hazard
Its time to retire the corporate world’s favourite buzzword
Under the pier, down by the sea…