Ric Ocasek, the idiosyncratic lead singer and chief songwriter of the 1970s and 80s hook-heavy hitmakers The Cars, has at his home in Manhattan. He was 75.
New Zealander Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" has won the audience award given at the end of the Toronto International Film Festival, which has in many past years been a bellwether for Academy Award...
Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman has been given a 14-day prison term for her involvement in a wide-ranging US college admissions cheating scandal.
British singer Sam Smith has asked to be referred to by the gender neutral pronouns they/them, citing "a lifetime of being at war with my gender".
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Actors from Heidelberg, Germany (from left) Dennis Massman, Paul Hopkins, Sophie Ziegler and Johanna Englebrecht prepare a scene from The Getaway, by German playwright Paul Liedvogel.
Daniel Johnston, who passed out cassette tapes of his songs to fellow Austin musicians in the 1980s and eventually became renowned worldwide as a songwriter, has died in Houston, his manager Tom...
In this week's Art Seen, James Dignan looks at exhibitions from Barry Clarke, Joe L'Estrange, and a joint exhibition from Kirsten Lovelock and Angus Collins.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of early Maori meeting Europeans during James Cook’s 1769 voyage to New Zealand, the Hocken has taken a look at the southern experience. Rebecca Fox talks...
French Canadian pianist Louis Lortie loves mixing travel with his musical commitments. He talks to Rebecca Fox about exercise and balance.
Get out the tiaras and the best china. Hit British television series 'Downton Abbey' is about to arrive on the big screen and the makers are feeling uncharacteristically nervous.
A Kiwi bank, and advertiser on The Block NZ, has pledged to gift $10,000 to each of the losing teams after an auction flop on Sunday.
Eizabeth Bouman reviews American mezzo-soprano and University of Otago lecturer Tessa Romano's Inaugural Faculty Recital at Marama Hall.
Emily Perkins’ adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 original moves the setting to present-day New Zealand, and the home of builder Theo and his resourceful, impulsive, generous wife Nora.