Neighbours no more: Kiwi pop culture export success reverses the flow

Aussie girl-group Bardot, the most manufactured band in the history of pop, have become a sensation. “Popstars”, the hit TV show that followed their evolution from nobodies to Spice Girls, was born from a similar show, “True Bliss”, conceived and screened in New Zealand last year. And, wait for it, the concept has also been sold to America, but this time with … a boy band.


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Jane Campion Cinema Appeals for Autistic Cipher

Jane Campion Cinema Appeals for Autistic Cipher

“In the complex, full-formed characters of Jane Campion’s cinema, I found connections with my own recent autism diagnosis,” Lexie Corbett writes in an article published by bi-monthly magazine, Little White Lies. “I…