F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is widely recognised as a literary masterwork
Whatever happens with their new album Blood Becomes Fire, Wellington heavy metal band Beastwars have got it covered. Nick Kellar, who won a Tui for his album cover design of their self-titled debut album has again produced another potentially award-winning design while a decision to send advance copies of the alum overseas has bought rave reviews
There is a ‘girl power’ void in new books for Kiwi kids, according to judges on a children’s book awards panel. Finalists for The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards were released this morning, with 19 books picked out of hundreds to contend for awards across four categories.
There is a ‘girl power’ void in new books for Kiwi kids, according to judges on a children’s book awards panel.
Pink Floyd’s seminal stoner album Dark Side of the Moon is turning 40 and the band’s website has developed an interactive feature whereby fans can help turn a specially designed moon on the site dark.
What are you doing when you aren’t doing anything at all?
Product rumors have been fairly quiet on the Apple front recently, but the tech community has begun exchanging whispers about new Macs due in stores soon. While the world waits for Apple to deliver its highly anticipated touchscreen tablet in early 2010, the nearer future most likely holds upgraded iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBooks and perhaps a new multitouch mouse
Elders and religious leaders in southern Afghanistan are in talks with local Taliban leaders in an effort to reach a truce ahead of next week’s election, a top Afghan official told CNN on Friday. Yet the Fastnet tragedy of 1979 in which 15 people were killed and ex-British leader Edward Heath went missing helped to usher in a new era of improved safety in the sport
A spectacular superyacht has been designed by an internationally-renowned urban planning architect in a very unusual shape — a huge sea creature. Seventy-six meter long “Oculus,” which is built for 12 guests looks like a large sea creature, with one end looking uncannily like the jaw and eye socket of a shark or a killer whale. A second design, the futuristic 91 meter-long “Infinitas” is based on the figure-of-eight shape of an infinity loop
A 23-year-old British student has designed a "super-green superyacht" built using only sustainable materials and which produces virtually no carbon emissions. “Soliloquy’s” unique eco-luxury design allows the boat to run on two different sources of sustainable energy by incorporating 600 square meters of solar panels on the exterior of the boat and giant rigid “wings” that function like sails. Although the 58-meter boat has yet to be built, it would be able to run either on wind energy via the wings, solar power supplied by the panels or a combination of the two.