Wiring up an orchestra
A peek behind the complex job of engineering a live orchestral performance for radio play.
NZ artist’s close look at colonialism
A new exhibition in Raetihi offers a rare opportunity to see early, colonialism-focused works by Wellington artist Barbara Strathdee, writes Pat Baskett.
Taika Waititi - the toast of Toronto
Film critic Kate Rodger talks about the kiwi director causing controversy - and garnering both acclaim and harsh criticism - for his latest project.
Hamish Coney: Immigrant Songs
Hamish Coney examines the legacy of a little known but highly ‘visible’ public artist - Guy Ngan – who is the subject of not one but two fascinating exhibitions in Auckland and Wellington.
When your grandad makes history
As great political comebacks go, we’ve had a few. But not many compare with Malaysia’s 93-year-old PM. Mark Jennings reviews a film made by his granddaughter.
Is NZ Music Month Redundant?
The Detail today looks at New Zealand Music Month - what it aimed for, how it worked, and whether there’s anything left for it to achieve.
Braunias: on a mission to serve readers
Steve Braunias, literary editor of Newsroom’s new books section, rolls up his sleeves and introduces ReadingRoom.
My love affair with the Writers Festival
Anna Rawhiti Connell has gone from lowly backstage hand to a board member of the Auckland Writers Festival, which lights up the city this week and weekend. Here she explains why she loves it so much.