ONE TRUE VINE Mavis Staples (Warner) The second collaboration between soul great Mavis Staples and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, like the first, owes as much to Tweedy’s deft guidance and production skills as it does to Staples’ power-punch vocals. He manages to plug into the emotional centre of a singer bought up on gospel, who became a powerful voice for the US civil rights movement.
OPINION: Ever since Bridesmaids crashed the box office in 2011, proving you didn’t need Carrie Bradshaw or Angelina Jolie’s fight choreographer to tell a story about women that could make a whole bunch of money in theaters, there’s been some hope of a sequel. But a profile of star Kristen Wiig in Harper’s Bazaar suggests that hope has been in vain.
Brad Pitt’s World War Z imagines a world overrun by a zombie pandemic, leading to an unlikely new global power structure. Two of the few countries that have kept the zombies at bay are Israel, which shelters Israelis and Palestinians behind a wall, and North Korea, which has removed the teeth of its citizens to prevent zombie biting
Somebody get Tommy Lee Jones on the line. He has a new gig.
REVIEW: Pure talent show gold, that’s what X Factor New Zealand contestant Renee Maurice delivered last night.
REVIEW: Before we get into the second episode lets have a quick look back at the premiere. The tenor of discussions here at the Stuff office and in the comments our readers left was that TV3 so far has done a decent job with The X Factor
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.
Lil Wayne “could have died” during his recent spate of seizures. The rapper has a history of convulsions and recently spent time in the intensive care unit at a hospital as doctors struggled to get them under control.
Ri Yong Ho held several other posts in the government and was considered a close aide to Kim Jong Un, the young North Korean leader. This move, to relieve Ri Yong Ho may signify a power struggle within the regime, an analyst says. The military official, Ri Yong Ho, was believed to be one of […]