Sights on California

Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, 19, and her family are in Los Angeles, considering a move to California, but right now “bunking down at a modest hotel in West Hollywood between stints with friends at various homes around town … intending to reintroduce herself as a young woman to people who only know the little girl,” writes the Los Angeles Times. “A month shy of 19, with the same fresh-faced look and big brown eyes that melted hearts when audiences first saw her as Pai in Whale Rider, the leap isn’t hard to make. After a year as a stay-at-home mom, Castle-Hughes in 2008 took a leading role in another Caro film, based on another local bestseller, The Vintner’s Luck. The film is due out sometime later in the year.


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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…