Feeling At Home With Your Future
For older people seeking an easier life, inner-city apartments aren’t always the best solution.
Too Much Of A Good Thing
The shocking outcomes of two studies into beta-carotene show that supplements can’t easily mimic nature.
Shuke, Rattle And Roll
A bout of depression, the Challenger space shuttle disaster, editing at the BMJ and stern words for critics are all in the mix as Carl Shuker releases a new novel.
Harvard-based New Zealander Simon Talbot leads a team of surgeons performing astonishing hand transplants and plays a part in operations that give patients a new face.
Invasion Of The Killer Zees
Is our relationship with the letter zed changing?
As politicians grapple with the question of whether to let the world’s biggest mobile-phone technology provider, Huawei, be involved in our 5G network, Peter Griffin investigates how the company has landed in the proverbial.
A bestselling US reporter on climate change says the planet’s future depends on WWII-like fear and alarm.
Media scrutiny and hype could be the undoing of many a promising young sports star.
A Fortress From The Flood
John Lanchester’s ecological-dystopian tale of a barricaded Britain feels scarily prescient.
Finn Andrews has put his band aside for an intimate solo album and tour.
The Huang Dynasty
A novel about an Asian family living in a US landscape of excess is fascinating and wickedly funny.
Laser Versus The Lens
The arguments for laser surgery to correct myopia are compelling, but it’s not for everyone.
Did Vladimir Nabokov “pilfer” the story of a real-life US childabduction case for his novel Lolita as a new book claims? Brian Boyd sets out to disprove the theory and skewer the many lurid misreadings of the literary classic.
As with many endeavours, the glory of sport is often spoilt by money.
All Being Equal
Does our historically homogeneous and egalitarian society stifle ambition and foster a dislike of the tall poppy?
A Poisoned Chalice
Labour is being made to choke on its proposed capital gains tax.
Then Along Came Jones
The characters may be dark and damaged, but a posthumous selection of prose by a short-story master is raw and exhilarating.
The Silent Treatment
A reimagined Magic Flute uses 21st-century wizardry to dazzle and delight.
The King And I
An audience Elton John had with Elvis Presley set the Rocket Man’s trajectory.
The Agony & The Ecstasy
What it’s like to win the New Zealand Open.
Ramming It Home
Success at the A&P Show – but, alas, not for our columnist – and the alarmingly quick cycle of life.
Pushing Up Daisies
Our traditional ways of dealing with death are changing, with Earth-friendly concerns sparking a surge in eco burials.
Not A Happy Bunny
A very English black comedy about the fear and damage of public shaming brings out the best in Hugh Grant.
The charmingly irrepressible Joanna Lumley makes a tour of the Silk Road cities seem fresh and exciting.
Fantastic Mr Fox
The crowd will be hoping our No 1 plays well, but the curse of the All Blacks looms.
US-Mexican border-crossing apprehensions hit a 46-year low in 2017, but the American President is using his emergency powers to divert funds for his border wall project.
These Mortal Coils
Our genes can increase our risk of illness, but advances in understanding how they physically interact with each other already offer some better-tailored treatments. Donna Chisholm reports.
The Golden Guitarist
One of the most gifted players of his generation, Peter Posa found fame thanks to one magical tune.
There's A Riot Going On
As a trio of fringe festivals get ready to unleash edgy seasons upon three main centres, the events’ directors discuss their role in the arts and pick some must-sees.
Taking A Hit
Those who assume the Black Caps will go all the way to the 2019 World Cup final in July should scale back their expectations.