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.
What’s real? What’s not? British ‘‘transmedia’’ artist Simon Wilkinson thinks outside the box for his Arts Festival Dunedin productions, writes Shane Gilchrist
Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow's third album documents a change of approach that is less a U-turn than a swerve towards textures hinted at in his previous collages.
Having already released two albums this year, including the soundtrack for the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, Robert Glasper takes an intriguing trip with regular band the Experiment.
The jury is out: Jeff Tweedy either possesses one of the least versatile voices in rock, or one of the most distinctive.
Dunedin singer Kylie Price has been invited to represent New Zealand at the Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards next month.
Slapstick musical Spamalot might be silly, yet it requires attention to detail too, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Singing is the result of a phenomenal piece of machinery, writes Shane Gilchrist.
From streaker-tackling chicken to beige-clad cricket dancer, Andrew James’ passion for sport continues to take him places, the latest spot being a television series, writes Shane...
"I just quit this jerk of a life plan," singer Milo Aukerman announces on Victim of Me, from the first album in more than a decade from these articulate Los Angeles punk veterans.
High in our mountains, a range of forces are colliding. It seems erosion comes in various guises, writes Shane Gilchrist.
In a battle with gravity and tectonics, New Zealand’s Southern Alps are constantly on the move, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Having formed Mars Volta in 2001, guitarist and producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has established a reputation as someone unafraid of twisting soundscapes into forms both brutal and beautiful.
The Sydney-based outfit’s follow-up to last year’s breakthrough album The Positions, which earned it five Aria nominations, is more an addendum to that effort than a fresh start.
The 5th Eye, a feature-length documentary examining the role of New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau, focuses on events near and far, writes Shane Gilchrist.
From family-friendly fare to risque ruminations, Otago's premier arts festival continues to evolve, writes Shane Gilchrist.
From All Blacks to amateurs, the issue of concussion lurks on the sidelines of sport. It's also a key topic at the New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Lucy Collins struggles to keep her head above water. Not that she's worried. Shane Gilchrist talks to one of the special guests of the NZ International Science Festival.
There are many stories appended to Cardrona Valley entrepreneur John Lee's can-do narrative. So many, in fact, that they demanded a book be written. Shane Gilchrist reports.