Some things are naturally creepy, and can make a horror movie scary by their very inclusion.
In the innovation game, it pays to be cool.
Legions of chubby folk across planet Earth are desperate for a cure to their corpulence.
Every once in a while, a television show comes along that is so very, very bad it defies belief.
Cannabis is a gateway drug.
Mostly, I know the Chatham Islands as that place that suddenly jerks your attention away from sweet reverie and reminds you you have tried but failed to listen to the Dunedin weather forecast on RNZ.
The debut of the latest series of reality-based Australian crime series Underbelly on TV3 could not have been more topical if it tried.
Britpop band Blur produced some excellent music following its formation in 1989.
In a world with 6.8 billion people, all with various levels of brain function, who spend at least short periods each day having ideas, it is not an easy job coming up with an idea that is new.
For most decent Dunedin people, fear and lust are feelings that are best ignored, disregarded and left for the consumption of the very young.
I don't know much about food, but I know what I dislike about the tyranny of good taste.
Old Age Mums is a television programme that delves into the ethically and morally grey area of women having children well past their menopause.
The past week has been a traumatic one in the life of D. Charles Loughrey.
Much of my early life was spent travelling.
One of the very best television series created by mankind - Breaking Bad - is drawing slowly to an inevitable, and surely (but then again, maybe not) tragic denouement.
Nazis on film and television are not generally presented in a sympathetic manner.
There was a German fellow I once met, who walked from village to village in Liberia, learning old customs and local dialects; he was gathering material, he said, for a dissertation at Berlin University.
There is no end to defective detectives.