Darkness abides at the moment, globally and in the personal lives of friends, where things are awful and I don’t know how to fix them, writes Lisa Scott.
Neither Donald Trump nor the market have the answers to addressing climate change, writes Colin Campbell-Hunt.
Controversial series 13 Reasons Why has set the teenage world on fire. Pam Jones provides a parent's perspective.
She was a star at 16, and David Bowie called her the sound of tomorrow. Four years on, the singer-songwriter is aiming even higher, Tom Lamont, of The Observer writes.
Is busyness the new status symbol, Jan Aitken wonders.
The latest offering from Black Grace aims to provide some beauty in troubled times, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Communication is important in any relationship, writes parenting coumnist Ian Munro.
More than 140 years old, A History of the Birds of New Zealand provides an intriguing glimpse into our history, writes Peter Sime.
From bedroom recordings to international music festivals, Dunedin guitar-slinger, singer and songwriter Kane Strang is poised for another great leap, writes Shane Gilchrist.
From literature to lovers, Charles Brasch's diary entries offer deeply personal insights into a man who influenced many, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Bicycles, tents and books make a winning combination, writes Natalie Yule Yeoman.
The US has a president who embodies many of the things Naomi Klein has been warning about for years. She tells Tim Adams, of The Observer, her new book had to be written before things got worse.
It's important to keep up exercise as we age, Dr Kirsty Fairbairn writes.
As literary magazine Landfall celebrates its 70th birthday this year, current editor David Eggleton reflects on the legacy of founder Charles Brasch.
Emma Kesha, QSO, leads the Dunedin Multicultural Weavers Group.
I’m down with the kids, writes Liz Breslin.
The shortest day's upon us, with the usual miserable winter weather to follow. Here's some tips on how to cope with cooped-up children.
Campbell Patterson’s first Frances Hodgkins Fellowship exhibition is an abstracted reflection on the urge to escape a bleak decade, he tells Bruce Munro.
In the fourth part of our personal foundation series, integrity moves centre stage, writes Jan Aitken.
Pat Langhorne is a compelling case for the power and value of a curious mind.