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Joan Rivers' family 'keeping fingers crossed'

Joan Rivers' family 'keeping fingers crossed'

The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest, said on Sunday the comedian's family members are "keeping our fingers crossed," according to a hospital statement.

Descent into darkness

Descent into darkness

Part underworld crime thriller, part existential character study, New Zealand film The Last Saint offers plenty of physical heft, too, writes Shane Gilchrist. 

Nothing 'Temporary' about album release

Nothing 'Temporary' about album release

While the number may be considered unlucky for some, Dunedin micro-independent label Fishrider Records is issuing its 13th release this month, and it's the label's most ambitious yet.

Bringing order to Creation

Bringing order to Creation

Haydn wanted to write a work that would give him permanent fame so he created The Creation. Charmian Smith talks to conductor Nicholas McGegan about the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's concert of this oratorio featuring former Dunedin soloist Jonathan Lemalu and City Choir Dunedin.

Now for the really riveting...

Now for the really riveting...

There are some - decent people with responsible jobs - who worry television is the home of all that is flippant and glib in this world.

'Stunning' biography beats Luminaries

'Stunning' biography beats Luminaries

The author who took out New Zealand's top book award says she is "flabbergasted" to have won over acclaimed novelist Eleanor Catton.

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