When Jack Black was in Wellington in 2004 for Sir Peter Jackson’s King Kong, it was the perfect opportunity to interview him and Tenacious D cohort Kyle Gass, when they announced they would play in the capital that year. The tricky bit was that Gass was in California then, while Black had been in Wellington for weeks and the two could only be interviewed about Tenacious D while together.
Since the earthquakes first struck Christchurch on September 4, 2010, our musicians have not only been rebuilding their lives, homes and rehearsal spaces, but they have sought to express themselves in many ways and, with a shortage of venues, in various creative places.
Christchurch dubstep outfit Truth have been thrilling dance floors around the world, and this week the duo, Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake, performed at the influential South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase in Austin, Texas. SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2500 performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues over one week
Re “Why they leave France” [April 16]: There is a typically French disease that prompts citizens to overcriticize the country. Those judgments are, most of the time, merciless and exaggerated
Part 1 of TIME’s Return to Baghdad series.
Jenson Button has won the 2009 Formula One drivers championship after finishing fifth at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The 29-year-old Briton finished ahead of both his championship rivals Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel giving him an unassailable lead in the championship with just one race remaining.
The family at the center of a dramatic flight of a hot air balloon that floated free appeared on a reality show that highlighted concerns about the children’s safety. Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three sons were featured on the ABC show “Wife Swap,” in which the mothers of two often opposite families switch places for two weeks.
Some of the best evidence linking rising carbon dioxide levels to a warmer world comes from the coldest places on earth. Samples of ancient air extracted from deep inside the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps make it clear that CO2 is scarce in the atmosphere during ice ages and relatively abundant during warmer interglacial periods like the one we’re in now