New Zealand cartoonist Dylan Horrocks was living the dream, but it wasn’t his dream. Writing for one of the biggest comic publishers in the world in 2000, for iconic characters such as Batman, he lost his faith in storytelling and along with it, his artistic voice
If you’re anything like me, then you probably like reading depressing statistics about the state of “women in film” and then whipping yourself into apoplexies of rage about it all. Fortunately it’s been a banner year for discussions on that front, since the 2013 cinema landscape is one so heavily populated by men that in a Freudian typo I just wrote “ladscape”.
Country singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors inserted a device to stabilise his weakened heart. Travis’ publicist, Kirt Webster, said in a news release Tuesday that the singer underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus.
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Decortica are taking their big riffs around the North Island after a difficult end to 2012. The Auckland group’s critically acclaimed third album 11811 never quite got the push it deserved when their record label EMI got swallowed up by Universal Music Group.
The French and great pop music aren’t two things that often go together.
P-Money is aiming for the stars after signing with US label Duck Down. ”I wanna work with the best artists in the world eventually,” the Kiwi musician and producer says about his long-term aspirations.
A threat about a St. Petersburg concert prompted the warnings from the embassy to Madonna and her staff after the pop icon called for the release of a band jailed for criticizing Vladimir Putin. The always controversial singer says she going ahead with the show. Russian authorities were stepping up security after a threat […]
In 1960 chocolate-skinned Robert Sobukwe, 38, head of the black nationalist Pan-African Congress, was sentenced to three years in jail for “incitement to riot.” As his release date drew near last week, Sobukwe, a slim onetime university lecturer, was hustled from the maximum-security prison in Pretoria to a bleak detention camp on Robben Island in Table Bay, six miles from Cape Town. There he learned, just the day before he was to receive freedom, that South Africa's Parliament had rammed through a new security act empowering Justice Minister Johannes Vorster to keep political prisoners in custody indefinitely, even after their sentences have expired