August 17, 2019

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Features

Greater expectations

Many parents are pushing their kids to be extraordinary, and social media and “perfect” peers are adding to that pressure. But kids need to know it’s okay to be average, experts say. by Sarah Catherall

Haters gonna hate

The Trump Administration’s washing its hands of responsibility for the rise in race-based violence and rhetoric in the US ignores its role in stoking tensions in the first place. by Paul Thomas

Immersed in desire

Lisa Taddeo’s book on the sex lives of three Middle American women is a global sensation but is it empowering or merely voyeuristic? by Diana Wichtel

The Te Papa of Picton

An old hardware store houses an astonishing range of works by this country’s finest artists, courtesy of an inspired collector. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health An ambitious trial of a revolutionary new approach to fighting cancer will be done in Wellington. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Until 1900, food and disease weren’t seen as connected. But even when research showed a link, the British Government tried to deny it. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A versatile seafood dinner is given some zing with the North African chilli paste harissa. by Jo Pratt

Wine If you’re used to associating wines with particular regions, prepare for a surprise. by Michael Cooper

Psychology The work of Ernest Beaglehole, who wrote about post-colonial impoverishment of Māori and criticised the way we treated mental illness, still resonates today. by Marc Wilson

Technology Another contender has arrived at the cost-conscious end of the television market. by Peter Griffin

Sport Rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore helped forge the culture of the All Blacks and left a wonderful legacy in life as well as sport. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

The essence of Herbs Director Tearepa Kahi hoped to throw Herbs a birthday party with his movie about the band, but his unconventional documentary evolved into something sadder and deeper along the way. by Russell Baillie

Books Natalie Haynes on the silenced females of the Greek epics, Laura Southgate’s award-winning debut, novels by Amanda Hampson, Sophie Hardach, Ann Weisgarber and Adrian McKinty and a roundup of the latest thrillers

Music From Skyscraper Stan

Film Palm Beach, Late Night

 

Commentary

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Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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