From game fanatics to cosplayers both casual and competitive, this weekend’s Armageddon Expo is raising the pulse of many a geek. Oh, the humanity, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Less than a year ago, Graeme Macrae Burnet was a relatively unknown novelist signed to an obscure independent publisher. Then his book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Shane Gilchrist...
First held in 2000, the biennial Lines of Flight festival is about to celebrate its 10th season of experimental music, writes Shane Gilchrist.
As a child Gregg Hurwitz just wanted to write stories. That urge has taken the best-selling American thriller author a long way, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Dunedin’s hot housing market has some prospective buyers sweating.
Investors from elsewhere are contributing to a shifting housing landscape in Dunedin, writes Shane Gilchrist.
As her second album looms, Dunedin singer-songwriter Nadia Reid steadies herself for a new chapter, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A Ministry of Education initiative aimed at fostering positive behaviour in schools is gaining more than a few pass marks, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Some serious brainpower has been directed at the dangers of being struck in the head, writes Shane Gilchrist.
"The great imaginer of our time," Clive Barker also likes his tea, Shane Gilchrist discovers as an exhibition of works by the British writer, film-maker and artist opens in Dunedin.
Nick Beekhuis, owner-operator of Offtrack Mountain Bike Tours, has noticed his season getting longer.
From conversations and critiques to photos and pop-art, a new book on Dunedin’s fabled music scene reverberates with energy, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A new book aims to shine a light on Dunedin stained-glass maestro Roy Miller, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The plan to replace the Albany St music complex with a new $15 million studio and performance facility is welcome news to Dunedin sound engineer Stephen Kilroy.
Facing staff cuts, the University of Otago music department exerts a loud, proud influence on our community and culture, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The ability to hone their craft at university is helping to launch the careers of musicians.
The University of Otago is planning to build a $15 million recording studio and music production facility, mothballing its present Albany St building.
Dunedin singer Kylie Price, having won two major prizes at a United States country music festival, promptly celebrated her success with a burger.
A new book sheds light on the build-up to Ed Hillary’s Everest conquest. Out of a legend’s shadow step two mountaineers worthy of attention, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Take a bow, Otago.