"Moonlight," a drama about a gay black youth coming to terms with his sexuality in an impoverished Miami neighbourhood, received the Oscar for best picture after a stunning, unprecedented flub in which presenters erroneously announced the musical "La La Land" as the winner.
Elizabeth Bouman reviews a quintet's impressive performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Reviewer Penny Neilson finds the Royal New Zealand Ballet's first performances of the year outstanding.
Hollywood's A-list stars flaunted gold and silver gowns on the Oscar red carpet on Sunday, doused with a generous helping of diamonds, feathers, sequins and symbolic blue ribbons on the world's most cinematic runway
American actor Bill Paxton has died aged 61 after complications from surgery, his family say.
The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for the Oscars, but the biggest question is how much politics will rain on their parade.
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.
Dene Mackenzie wraps up a fresh batch of thrillers.
Diana Athill continues her series of memoirs by painting a portrait of a time gone by: the 1940s, when travel was by ship and train rather than plane and, of necessity, slower and more reflective.
A marauding monkey, a charging camel . . . and all the fun of the circus: Poet Libby Angel's The Trapeze Act is an engaging debut novel.
Wondered what happened to Evermore’s Jon Hume?
Philadelphia singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter follows 2014’s soul-searching HEAL with a fifth album that continues his line in brutal honesty.
The third album from Danish songstress Agnes Obel sees her broaden her musical palette, moving beyond the stark intimacy of her previous releases towards bolder aural territory.
The Dunedin Film Society is celebrating 70 years. Tom McKinlay looks at its programme for 2017.
Distant Light. Renee Fleming (soprano). Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Decca CD
Irish singer-songwriter Mundy and world music outfit ALDOC are bringing their New Zealand tour to the city.
Nostalgia can sometimes be a bad thing.
Expectations can sometimes be a bad thing.
Auckland indie pop outfit Dictaphone Blues is wrapping up "summer" with a seven-show national tour this month.
Pregnant singer Beyonce pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival, citing doctor's orders.