Professionally talking

The Flight of the Conchords are touring the United States donning “unwieldy” robot costumes and “playfully insulting” theirenthusiastic heckling audiences. At New York City’s Radio City Music Hall by the end of Too Many D—s on the Dance Floor, Bret McKenzie had managed to knock over and destroy a toy piano. Looking fairly embarrassed, he and Jemaine Clement climbed out of their robot suits while a roadie brought out a replacement. “We spared no expense on tiny pianos,” Clement explained. The comics spent the rest of the night cracking jokes about McKenzie’s mishap, intermittently tossing detached keys from the broken instrument into the crowd. And after a performance at Boston’s Agganis Arena, reviewer Jed Gottlieb wrote: “It’s because their songs — and their quirky, genuine delivery — [that Flight of the Conchords] are so much funnier than other music comedians.”


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Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Singapore-based New Zealander Linda Collins wrote Loss Adjustment, about the suicide of her 17-year-old daughter, as part of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the prestigious International Institute of…