Off-Stage Antics

Wellington-born musician and “New York Rock God” Dean Wareham formed the band Luna in 1992 and later, together with his second wife Britta Phillips, Dean & Britta. Black Postcards is Wareham’s just-released chronicle of his career, and it’s ‘A Rock & Roll Romance’. Aside from the hint of a New Zealand accent in his voice, he looks like a pretty typical 40-something New Yorker writes the Observer. An emissary of New York to the world of indie rock for almost 20 years, Wareham said of his book: “I wanted to pull back the curtain, show the boredom, the pettiness, and the arguments.” “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he admitted. The latest issue of Men’s Vogue features an excerpt from Black Postcards.


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Berlin-Based Poet Hinemoana Baker on Connections

Berlin-Based Poet Hinemoana Baker on Connections

Ahead of her recent reading at Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin (ILB), mould-breaking poet Hinemoana Baker talked English-language magazine Exberliner through her new book, the New Zealand-Berlin connection and why Germans should stop…