Janelle Monae can blackmail Barack Obama any time she wants, because the American R&B artist apparently has a “top secret” video of the US president dancing.
In a world filled with seemingly daily disasters and endless turmoil, it’s no wonder that superheroes are as popular as ever, from blockbuster movies all the way to the local toy shop. “When the world gets scary, superheroes’ sales go up,” says Brad Meltzer, the bestselling political-thriller author and comic-book creator.
Garden Place will be the venue for what’s being touted as ”a one-off historical performance” on Friday, when Chris Baigent unveils his new Springbok Tour-inspired song to the world. The Hamilton musician, who claims to be New Zealand’s biggest Bob Dylan fan, will perform The Whole World is Watching at 12.30pm.
We see the faces of politicians everyday, but there are some moments that are unforgettable. NZ On Screen has relaunched its Politics Collection
Lorrie Moore is an American writer who takes her time – just six books in more than 20 years – and Bark is her first short-story collection in 15 years. But there is a good reason for her leisurely pace in writing.
Wellington’s Young and Hungry festival of new theatre performed and produced by people aged 15 to 25 is now in its 20th year.
A sex comedy, a period drama and a political satire provide mixed offerings for Kiwi cinemagoers this weekend.
THE FRENCH MINISTER (M)
There was a reporter who swallowed a fly.
For a man who stepped off a plane from New York City mere hours before this interview in Sydney’s inner west, Michael Diamond not only looks remarkably fresh, he is, mercifully, as lucid as he is loquacious. “I’m starting to feel slightly tired but I feel like I shouldn’t at all because I slept more [on the plane] than I probably would at home,” says the 48-year-old best known to several generations as Mike D – a man who with Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch blazed a trail through pop culture with their hip-hop crew Beastie Boys.