An audience with Xinran, Helen MacDonald, and Carol Ann Duffy; plus, final thoughts on the Auckland Writers Festival.
Reflections on five films at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
The director of Ukraine is Not a Brothel on befriending the founders of the radical Feminist protest group, the dangerous ego of their former leader, and getting in touch with the Slavic soul.
Notes on Irvine Welsh, A.M. Homes, Eimear McBride, Alice Walker, Eleanor Catton, and other luminaries at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Irish writer and Goldsmiths Prize recipient Eimear McBride on her debut novel, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing.
Sandor Katz talks fermentation, consumer culture, and food politics ahead of New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
Does the razzle-dazzle beauty of Martin Scorsese’s new film seduce in a way that obscures the horrors within?
Alfonso Cuaron’s new film soars as a 3-D spectacle, but it explores the human dimension through a clichéd and un-critically gendered lens.