EDGE #417 Lorde’s Just Scratching the Surface of Her Powers + 24 Global Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 22 July 2021 | #417 | New York
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Music | Guardian (The)
05 July 2021
Lorde’s Just Scratching the Surface of Her Powers
Lorde is back and the world’s media is clamouring for interviews. This latest is from The Guardian’s deputy music editor, Laura Snapes, who speaks with the pop star about her forthcoming third album Solar Power, at the “start of a jet-lag-addled workday in Los…

Sport General | South China Morning Post
21 July 2021
CrossFit Laura Clifton Wisconsin-Bound
Twenty-six-year-old Laura Clifton, who runs a gym with her fiancée in Melbourne, will represent New Zealand at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games on from 27 July until 1 August in…
Music | NME
20 July 2021
Lorde Sings Solar Power atop Ed Sullivan Theater
New Zealand pop singer Lorde, 24, was the musical guest on a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she performed the title track from…
Visual Arts | New York Review (The)
19 July 2021
NY Gallery Exhibits Susan Te Kahurangi King
“A small feast of [New Zealand-born Susan Te Kahurangi] King’s extraordinary drawings is currently part of an absorbing and knowledgeably assembled group show at the…
Writers | Daily Mail
16 July 2021
Authors Like Mansfield Found Solace in S France
“The shimmering azure of the Mediterranean, the dark green of the cypress trees, the scent of thyme, the sound of cicadas on the terrace at dusk … don’t…
Politics and Economics | Crikey
15 July 2021
We Show Australia How to Tackle Housing Dilemmas
“While the debate about house prices is stuck in a holding pattern in Australia (with governments too scared to do anything too radical for fear of…
Film & TV | Vulture
14 July 2021
Local TV Shows Enlightening US Audiences
New Zealand and Australia “have long been in the business of making excellent television that American audiences really would dig,” Alexis Gunderson reports for entertainment…
Visual Arts | Observer (The)
14 July 2021
Māori-Influenced Umurangi Generation Compelling
“Umurangi Generation is as much a game of hide-and-seek as of photography: just as much time is spent exploring the warren-like scenes in order to locate…
Te Ao Maori | Forbes
13 July 2021
Celebrate Astronomically-Based Matariki
A story about Māori New Year, when the constellation Matariki is first visible in the morning sky, features in Forbes this week. The date of the inaugural Matariki public holiday…
Science/Tech | BBC
12 July 2021
Oceanographer Kerry Black Helps Save India’s Beaches
Puducherry in India is a seaside city of nearly one million people. This 40km strip of coastline, divided into seven zones, used to be…
Sport General | South China Morning Post
09 July 2021
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard a Reluctant Trailblazer
Aucklander Laurel Hubbard, 43, is preparing to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics, reigniting debate on one of the…
Cricket | Guardian (The)
08 July 2021
New Zealand Wins the ICC Mace Beating India
“India’s revered superstars failed to dazzle on ‘D-Day’ as New Zealand’s canny operators and their classy skipper Kane Williamson deservingly walked away with…
Film & TV | ArtsHub
07 July 2021
First Look at Sam Neill in The Portable Door
Good news for fans of magic, adventure, and comedy: ArtsHub now has its first look at The Portable Door, Stan and Jim Henson Company’s comedic fantasy-adventure,…
Fashion | Dazed
06 July 2021
Celebrate South Asian Creatives with Anita Chhiba
Anita Chhiba, the New Zealand-born, London-based founder of Diet Paratha, an Instagram account and online “corner store”, is dedicated to…
Taste | Forbes
02 July 2021
Chef Thomas Hishon Highlights Sustainable Seafood
Auckland chef Thomas Hishon grew up living an idyllic life most people would envy, Forbes contributor Lizzy Saxe writes.

“I’m from rural New…

Business | Globe and Mail (The)
01 July 2021
WestJet CEO Ed Sims to Retire
WestJet Airlines chief executive officer New Zealander Ed Sims will retire at the end of the year. Sims, who joined the Calgary-based carrier in 2017 and became CEO in 2018, led the airline through international…
Design | Observer (The)
30 June 2021
Martin Gane Converts Victorian Pigsty
For a builder to have a penchant for Grandma’s 1950s dainty, flowery teacups is somewhat peculiar, but for New Zealander Martin Gane, an artisan builder, and his English wife, the…
Nature | Voice of America
29 June 2021
Insect Tracking Drones Boost Rare Bug Conservation
A “swarm” of bug-tracking drones and tiny radars are being developed at the University of Canterbury to help conservation of rare insects in New…
Visual Arts | Ocula
28 June 2021
Artist David Boyce Exhibits in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Karin Weber Gallery has announced a joint exhibition by New Zealander David Boyce and China’s Hiu Tung Lau, two artists in dialogue who between them cover a…
Politics and Economics | Financial Times
26 June 2021
Economist Adulation Has Auckland Residents Puzzled
It boasts beautiful beaches, a temperate climate and a multicultural population that has fostered an eclectic mix of food, music and arts. But…
Visual Arts | Guardian (The)
25 June 2021
Photographer Robin Hammond Hands Camera to Refugees
New Zealander Robin Hammond has spent two decades crisscrossing the developing world and telling other people’s stories, Guardian correspondent…
Architecture | Wallpaper Magazine
01 July 2001
Bach Symphony
Design/style bible Wallpaper scours the globe to compile a directory of the best architects to pick if you’re thinking of home improvements and includes the “sparklingly clear vision” of edge architects…
Motorsports | Goodwood
06 July 2006
Kiwi Creation Joins World’s Supercars
NZ’s first supercar, the Hulme.F1, secured a rare invitation to show at Britain’s prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. The annual event showcases the latest designs by big names Ferrari, Maserati…
New Zealand | Guardian (The)
01 July 2011
Parking up at Home
Native Parks is an ingenious scheme that lets you park up at the home of a regular New Zealand family, free of charge. The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland writes: “The pitch might…
New Zealand | Conde Nast Traveler
01 July 2016
The World’s Clearest Waters
New Zealand’s Lake Pukaki has been listed #3 in a ranking of the world’s clearest waters published by Conde Nast Traveler. Lake Pukaki is the “largest of three near-parallel…
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