EDGE #368 Taika Waititi Gives Vampire Film New Life + 12 Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 19 June 2019 | #368 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington), Carla Hofler (Auckland) and Alexandra Burnside (New York).
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Film & TV | Hollywood Reporter
20 June 2019
Taika Waititi Gives Vampire Film New Life
In-demand director Taika Waititi reveals to The Hollywood Reporter what it took for him and fellow New Zealander, Jemaine Clement to develop a TV show based on their 2014 film, What We Do in the Shadows and finding the right tone: “It was about just keeping it real…

Visual Arts | Art Newspaper (The)
15 June 2019
Berlin-Based Simon Denny Opens Show in Hobart
New Zealand artist Simon Denny, who lives in Berlin, talks to The Art Newspaper’s Tim Stone about his latest exhibition, Mine, which has just opened at Hobart’s…
Visual Arts | Contemporary HUM
15 June 2019
Artist Jono Rotman On Guns, Mongrelism, San Francisco
Newly published on online art platform Contemporary HUM, artist and arts writer Emil McAvoy interviews US-based, New Zealand photographer…
Music | Exclaim!
16 June 2019
Jordan Rakei’s Third Album Shifts Focus
“Jordan Rakei, the New Zealand-born, Australia-raised collaborator who quickly made a name for himself within London’s varied music scene, has shifted his focus on…
Business | Fortune
17 June 2019
Hilton Boss Alan Watts Sets His Sights on India
Alan Watts, Asia-Pacific president of iconic hotel brand Hilton, which turns 100 this month, is bullish on India, Ashish Gupta writes for Fortune. New…
17 June 2019
Cabaret Performer Sophie Koh at Centre Stage
Profoundly inclusive and spectacularly eclectic, cabaret is what ‘theatre could have been if it hadn’t started building walls’. “Growing up, I never saw anyone…
Wine | Forbes
19 June 2019
How an American Became a Central Otago Winemaker
Jen Parr was recently nominated by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine as one of 6 finalists for New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2019. How did she end up…
Innovation | Stuff
15 June 2014
5 Years Ago – Some of the Best Technology Talent in the World
Bringing New Zealand tech whizz kids to Silicon Valley for a summer of work experience at startup company Pertino is…
Travel & Tourism | Desert News
19 June 2009
10 Years Ago – Near Perfect North
The Bay of Islands “is not only South Pacific-beautiful, it has been an important crucible for New Zealand’s…
Sport | ms2s
14 June 2004
15 Years Ago – A Race of Extremes
John O’Loghlen (NZ investment banker at Goldman Sachs, NY) and Rosa Volz (Wellington IT worker) were the first non-Mongolian man and woman…
Legends | Change
26 May 2000
Legends – Kate Shephard
The leader and main figurehead of the suffragist movement in New Zealand – the first country in the world to grant universal adult suffrage to men and…
Legends | Change
20 July 2000
Legends – Rewi Alley
Rewi Alley; social reformer, educator, fireman, writer, poet, translator, great internationalist, industrialist, revered citizen, potter, soldier, a hero and a friend…
Legends | Change
1 August 2009
Legends – Ettie Rout
Reviled and lauded in equal parts, Ettie Rout was a woman before her time, a career woman in pre-World War I Christchurch, and then a tireless campaigner in the war…
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