How should the secret evidence gathered by security agencies be handled by New Zealand courts?
The Democratic Party (once again) tries to engage with the realities of ordinary Americans
Point Break : Is there any point to a reboot of one of the greatest action movies of the 1990s?
Bearing mute witness to America’s Got Talent, and to the urge to compete
Has the building of convention centres become our new cargo cult ?
A diagnosis for the age of income anxiety
The politics of controlling the plastic in our lives
The subsistence existence is an incoming tide
Fury Road drives its metaphors to hell, and back
How and why New Zealanders have come to be putting in longer hours at work…
The Making of Gallipoli into a Marketable Memory
Is the Key government pandering to people who oppose vaccination on principle?
Is the film Ex Machina – and its depiction of Artificial Intelligence – a sign of a world soon to come?
We can’t help the plight of refugees by concentrating solely only on the people-smugglers
For better or worse, the world of virtual reality is virtually upon us
Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is still the greatest World War I film.
Make your own film festival, from movies available free online.
In the Midst of California’s Drought
Is he the solution or a big, big part of the problem?
Why is our past a foreign country?
Are we being intimidated into silence about everything that matters?
The tedium of talking about TV shows
The evolution of the politics of food
How the public health system is being driven into the ground
Climate change and the failure of frat boy politics
When Churchill sided with Hitler, against the partisans
The great singer/activist, written out of history during the Cold War, is now being re-evaluated
In Mockingjay Part One, everyone’s working for the media
Catching trains to a different sort of glory
An interview with Bryan Gould