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Fire in Cardboard City Extremely Realistic

Fire in Cardboard City Extremely Realistic

“The clever and freewheeling nine-minute animated short Fire in Cardboard City, directed by Phil Brough, which had its US debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is a mini disaster movie that…

Ashleigh Young’s Essays Praised in New Yorker

Ashleigh Young’s Essays Praised in New Yorker

Wellington writer Ashleigh Young’s debut essay collection Can You Tolerate This? is New Yorker-recommended summer reading. “Two things happened the first week I moved to New York, in February. I met up with a friend…

What André Spicer Reveals about Self-Help

What André Spicer Reveals about Self-Help

New Zealander André Spicer and Swede Carl Cederström, business-school professors in a field called “organisation studies,” recently set out to chart their progress, count their steps, log their sleep rhythms, tweak their diets, record…

Jacqui Kenny’s Therapeutic Virtual World View

Jacqui Kenny’s Therapeutic Virtual World View

Last year, amid the stress of shutting down a digital production company she’d co-founded nearly ten years before, Jacqui Kenny, a New Zealander living in London, began exploring the world on Google Street View. Kenny…

Melodrama Wins High Praise Across the Planet

Melodrama Wins High Praise Across the Planet

Lorde’s sophomore studio album Melodrama has been released and critics throughout the world are singing the 20-year-old’s praises. In the New Yorker, reviewer Carrie Battan writes that it is “difficult to say whether Lorde…

Lorde Joyfully Crashes Into Next Chapter

Lorde Joyfully Crashes Into Next Chapter

Lorde’s comeback single Green Light, is an “upbeat announcement of change,” according to the Atlantic, one of many international publications praising the “inventive” pop singer’s new direction. “People have been waiting for Lorde’s future for…

Dance Wunderkind Parris Goebel Gaining Traction

Dance Wunderkind Parris Goebel Gaining Traction

The New Yorker’s review of Justin Bieber’s latest “stellar” video, “Sorry” – perhaps “an acceptable cap to his year of penitence” – declares that, “it is impossible not to feel as if you would…

Ben Knight’s Loomio Software Rallies Spanish Political Party

Ben Knight’s Loomio Software Rallies Spanish Political Party

Spanish political party Podemos (We Can), the first party to ever use a website – Reddit – to organise its members, is also using Loomio, a company co-founded by New Zealander Ben Knight…

The Musket Room Challenges Assumptions of Kiwi Food

The Musket Room Challenges Assumptions of Kiwi Food

Amelia Lester writes for The New Yorker restaurant column this week about Australasian cuisine, with a focus on the Musket Room, the highly acclaimed restaurant of New Zealander Matt Lambert. She writes of the growing…

Miranda July Reads Janet Frame on Podcast

Miranda July Reads Janet Frame on Podcast

On this month’s New Yorker fiction podcast, American actress and filmmaker Miranda July reads Janet Frame’s short story “Prizes,” which was published in the magazine in 1962. July, whose fiction and essays have been appearing…

Devastating Fairytales Evoke Story of Painful Youth

Devastating Fairytales Evoke Story of Painful Youth

Janet Frame’s The Mijo Tree, a previously unpublished novella first drafted in 1957, follows the pattern of her other stories, with their “anthropomorphism and their small, clear fairytale phrasing,” which gradually “reveal their powerful…

Lorde’s Bid for the Big Time

Lorde’s Bid for the Big Time

Lorde makes it into the New Yorker this week, the subject of a profile by contributor and music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, who conducted several conversations with the 16-year-old about, amongst other things, how important…