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New Zealand comedians are once again putting their jokes on the line for charity. The sixth-annual The Good Guys is a one-night comedic showcase in aid of children’s charity SpinningTop
Ageing angry misogynist and fascist punk A day after a spectacularly cranky – and offensive – debut on Aussie show The Project, John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, was far from contrite on arriving at Sydney Airport. But the 57-year-old former Sex Pistols lead singer was in a more affable mood, laughing off suggestions he performed a Nazi salute on Australian TV.
In springtime Washington, little can distract the teeming outdoor crowds from the grandeur of cherry trees nearing peak bloom. One exception: a yellow school bus pocked by 6,000 rounds of ammunition
EPII MMDELAI (Self released) A couple of years ago, Annemarie Duff’s first-up full-lengther For Sleep and Creativity did what it said on the tin…drifting, ambient electronica suited for starry-eyed dreamers or reiki therapists’ waiting rooms. Now with three other conspirators (student friend Jess Hix, Danny Webster and philosophy graduate Josh Black) behind her, the music has filled out: not only are Duff’s breathy vocals underpinned by dark, Bjork-ish tones of dread and wonder, but there’s a sparkling, ethereal quality to the synths and a whip-crack depth to the bass and beats
Veronica Mars fans just bought themselves a big-screen version of the cult favorite TV series. An crowd-sourcing campaign to raise US$2 million for the project on the Kickstarter website hit its goal in less than a day.
Veronica Mars is kicking it on Kickstarter. The TV show about a crime-solving California teen looks like it is destined to be made into a movie after fans contributed US$1.3 million (NZ$1.5 million) and counting on the crowd-funding site today
“I feel as though I were beginning my second reign,” announced Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi five weeks ago when he flew back to Teheran and to the throne of Iran.
TITLE: A MURDER IN WARTIME AUTHOR: JEFF STEIN PUBLISHER: ST. MARTIN’S PRESS; 414 PAGES; $22.95 THE BOTTOM LINE: This is the best military morality tale since The Caine Mutiny
On the moon-like surface of the muddy crust that now covers a dozen Indonesian villages, any sign of life is welcome.