Television

Brave and the fearful

Shortland Street is at once a rollicking, fast-paced pot-boiler serving up a mouth-watering platter of suburban life, and an iconic tour de force of this country's neuroses set against the monolith that is its system of health boards.

Friends co-creator scotches reunion rumour

Friends co-creator scotches reunion rumour

Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe are not gathering together for a "Friends" reunion, the co-creator of the global hit TV show says, quashing rampant rumours that a special was in the works for this year.

Boring to funny in a puff

Boring to funny in a puff

Marijuana is an insidious scourge of the young and stupid: a gateway drug that needs to be stamped out with blind and fanatical zealousness by ruthless law enforcement officers. Few would disagree with that.

Creepy but good in the air

There is something quite creepy about birds, in a way that fits together with many other things in a conspiratorial manner.

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