Look At That

Auckland-born Academy Award-nominated director Andrew Adamson – of Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia fame – returns to the realm of the fantastic with Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, a film that captures eye-popping acts from seven of the troupe’s Las Vegas live shows in vivid 3-D and weaves them together with a simple, fairy-tale-like romance. For Adamson, 46, the appeal of the circus is simple and elemental. “It’s a combination of beauty and danger, ” he said. He and his crew, which on occasion included executive producer and 3-D innovator James Cameron, used as many as 11 camera rigs at once.


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You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

In an entertainingly self-deprecating essay for Oxford University’s independent student newspaper Cherwell, Ben Jureidini apologies to the ghost of New Zealand short story master Katharine Mansfield for almost submitting a terribly…