#175 (pt 2) Taste / Design / Film / Art / Performance / Music / Literature

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The Global Life of New Zealanders
From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 21 April 2015 | #175 (2) | New York
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New Zealand Headlines in Global Media February – April 2015

Laura Myer’s fusion sportswear “cool brand of insouciance” hard to beat – Wallpaper
Anouska Hempel, interior designer, publishes book on work – New York Times Style Magazine
Simon Baeyertz, hotelier, guest experience for the intrepid – New York Times
Karen Walker, Instagram sensation Toast the Dog campaign – Women’s Wear Daily
Karen Walker inspired by strong, glam ‘70s icon Joanna Lumley as Sapphire – Daily Mail
Karen Walker shares catwalk memories of first Australian Fashion Week – New York Times
Emilia Wickstead once again BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund shortlisted – Vogue
Judith Hobby, fashion designer, owner of the National’s “Home of the Week”
Ashleigh Good, NZ model, walks D&G runway show with her daughter – Allure
Lisa Eldridge, NZ make-up artist, has been featured in top 20 beauty vloggers – Irish Examiner
Drew Harré’s “lively” Fish La Boissonnerie one of Paris’ top five wine bars – Wall Street Journal
Matt Stone Sydney’s Stanley St. Merchants, hot Australian chef – TEDx Auckland

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy “grossed almost US$3 billion, financial grand-slam” – Forbes
James Lucas, co-writer of The Phone Call, wins Oscar for “well-deserved” short – Guardian
Waititi & Clement’s vampire film entertaining inventiveness, sustained ridiculousness – WSJ
Waititi & Clement’sWhat We Do in the Shadows celebrated Top of the Pack – The Record
Jemaine Clement, “superb” in rom-com People, Places, ThingsThe Hollywood Reporter
Jemaine Clement an Israeli fixer alongside Sam Rockwell in Don VerdeanSalt Lake Tribune
Jemaine Clement, actor, “in actuality, E European vampires aren’t cool or sexy” – Toronto Star
Ken Rea, Guildhall tutor; Daniel Craig, Damien Lewis among students – Sydney Morning Herald
Sunday, by Michelle Lewis, set in post-quake Christchurch: “damage, poignancy” EchoNetDaily
Housebound. Horror comedy, getting remake by New Line Cinema – Hollywood Reporter
Deathgasm, horror movie, is the latest example of Kiwi movie scene – We Got This Covered
Slow West, a western filmed in New Zealand, trailer has been released – Screencrush
New Zealand shines as great filmmaking destination for studios and producers – Vancouver Sun
Cliff Curtis, will star in The Walking Dead companion series CobaltEntertainment Weekly
Rose McIver in “ridiculously likable” iZombie eats coconut agar brains – New York Times
Rose McIver, actress, stars in iZombie debut attracting 2.3 million viewers – New York Post
Lucy Lawless joins horror series Ash vs Evil Dead with Bruce Campbell – SpinOff Online
Lucy Lawless “cult-inspiring actresses” joins cast of SalemNew York Times
Melanie Lynskey, reflects on what 20 years has taught her about showbusiness – Guardian
Simone Kessell, actress, to Capetown for role as Queen of Egypt in Biblical epic – Inside Film
Danielle Cormack’s toughest role yet as inmate in Australian series WentworthThe Australian
Dwayne Johnson, actor, set to star in Disney’s new Polynesian tale MoanaCBR
Stephen Hunter, out of Hobbit prosthetics, Madcap in Blue World Order Canberra Times
Anthony McCarten, working on historical Winston Churchill WWII epic – Deadline Hollywood
Niki Caro’sMcFarland, USA, “hits the ground running” – San Francisco Chronicle


Fear The Walking Dead – Teaser Trailer
Good Kill – Official Trailer
Good Kill – Andrew Niccol Interview
iZombie – Taking Brains Trailer
Sunday – Trailer
Last Knights – Trailer
Slow West – Official Trailer
That Sugar Film – Official Trailer
The Ground We Won – Trailer
The Red Road – Season Two – First Look
The Originals – Season 2 Trailer
What We Do in the Shadows – Passing Time

Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, receives honorary doctorate Royal College of Music – ClassicFM
Simon Denny, artist, to showcase at MoMA PS1, ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’– MoMA PS1
Martin Basher one of few achieving commercially successful sell-out exhibitions – Art Collector
Michael Parekowhai’s Brisbane solo exhibition expected to be “local blockbuster” – ArtsHub
Kate McIntosh, performance artist, takes “joyous creation” to Vancouver – The Province
NZ New Festival hits NY; “witty, direct, profoundly ‘Kiwi’” works – The New York Times
Brooke Fraser, reinvents herself with Brutal Romantic; “nervy electronica” – Nashville Scene
Black Grace, dance company, informing US crowds with retrospective show – Daily Local News
Paula Morris’ False River in contention for world’s richest short story prize – Sunday Times
Ant Sang, Dharma Punks comic artist, draws on both NZ, Hong Kong influences – Focus Taiwan
Zane Lowe, BBC DJ, leaving network for Apple’s new iTunes radio service – Guardian
Gill Pattison’s Yangon River Gallery part of Myanmar’s flourishing art scene – Guardian
Zane Lowe “faintly tearful” at prospect of move from BBC Radio 1 to Apple, LA – Guardian
Geoff Sewell’s guerilla opera singers hit exclusive parties; Prince Charles a fan – Daily Mail
Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings at Gallipoli anniversary Sydney Opera House – Daily Telegraph
Luke Willis Thompson, exhibits in “hotly anticipated” New Museum show, NY – Guardian
Lorde, Joel Little, announce plans to return to studio for next album – Billboard
Anna Smaill’s debut The Chimes is “intriguing, ambitious & strikingly written” – The Independent
Hayden Chisholm’s German folk music study Sound of Heimat screens Rwanda – AllAfrica
Georgia Nott, Broods, “can’t deny pop roots”; with Caleb on US tour – San Francisco Examiner
Tracy Grant Lord, costume designer, awakens Singapore corps de ballet – Business Times
Kimberley Crossman, landed role in US pilot “Fantasy Life” – Deadline Hollywood
James Nokise, debut with So-So Gangsta; satirical look at NZ gang culture – Extended Play
Jennifer Compton’s poems in Now You Shall KnowSydney Morning Herald
Ben Young’s “very beautiful” glass sculptures “remarkable evocations of waves” – Christie’s
Connan Mockasin collaborates with Dev Hynes at Texas festival, Marfa Myths – i-D
Kimbra headlines Palm Springs music festival, Tachevah; big crowd anticipated – The Desert Sun
Hayden Tee earns rave reviews as “commanding, menacing” Javert in Les Mis – Telegraph


Dane Rumble – Cruel
Devil Skin – Little Pills
Ekko Park – Always A Fire
Katchafire – Down With You
Midnight Gallery – ‘Finger Tip Romance’
NZ Army Band at Musikschau der Nationen
Ophelia – Play With Me
Shihad – “Song For No One” – Official Video
Shihad – FVEY (Official Video)
Silence The City – Brave
Six60 – So High

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