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Off The Hidden Path - Five Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:21 am | Howard Davis

“What's Been Did and What's Been Hid.” - Donovan's first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind . More >>

The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:39 am | Howard Davis

“A being going through life can become so other to himself as to be another … [Life] happens to you as a result of your condition. Not choice, but - at best - process, and, at worst, shocking, total change. Newness: he had sought a different ... More >>

Dave Wilson Quintet at Wellington's Pyramid Club

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:18 am | Howard Davis

If you’re looking for a fresh new jazz sound, then come on down and check out some great music with the Dave Wilson Quintet at the Pyramid Club on Thursday night, fresh from their astounding performance Wellington Jazz Festival. More >>

The Trappings of Success - 'McQueen'

Friday, 7 September 2018, 10:18 am | Howard Davis

“Fashion is a total injustice. It’s like that. And that’s it.” - Karl Lagerfeld More >>

Love In A Duffel Coat - Ian McEwan's 'On Chesil Beach'

Friday, 31 August 2018, 3:09 pm | Howard Davis

“Those who love to pursue fleeting forms of pleasure, in the end find only leaves and bitter berries in their hands.” - Cardinal Mafeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII). More >>

Revolt Into Style - Three New Shows at City Galllery

Friday, 24 August 2018, 10:44 am | Howard Davis

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” - attributed to Dennis Diderot (1713-84). More >>

Reclaiming The N-Word - Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Friday, 17 August 2018, 10:48 am | Howard Davis

This article is dedicated to the memory of Jamie Du Bois and Maxwell Farrell Davis, my Constant Inspiration. More >>

The Minstrel in The Gallery - Sam Hunt's Selected Poems

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:04 pm | Howard Davis

Perhaps the most striking aspect of Sam Hunt's poetry is its quality of urgent authenticity. Encountering this latest compilation, the reader is immediately struck by its easy accessibility, tonal sincerity, and lack of linguistic pretension. In eschewing complexity ... More >>

The Glory That Was Greece & The Grandeur That Was Rome (II)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:02 am | Howard Davis

"The Divine Augustus banished his daughter who was shameless beyond the very limits of the world. He made public the scandals of the Emperor's household, that adulterers had been admitted in droves, that the city had been roamed through on ... More >>

The Glory That Was Greece, And The Grandeur That Was Rome

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:32 am | Howard Davis

On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. - Edgar Allan Poe, To Helen . More >>

A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Monday, 19 March 2018, 8:12 am | Howard Davis

Over the past twenty years, Te Papa has attracted international attention and evolved into one of the most loved and most debated museums in Australasia. To celebrate this extraordinary achievement, its press has published an appetizing and easily-digestible ... More >>

The Creole Stylings of Cécile McLorin Salvant

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 8:02 am | Howard Davis

The word Creole has come to describe anyone of mixed European and African descent, and derives etymologically from the Portuguese crioulo (black person born in Brazil), which in turns comes from criar (to breed), and the Latin creare (to produce or create). ... More >>

Taonga Pūoro, Rob Thorne, and the NZSQ

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 8:15 am | Howard Davis

The musical category of taonga pūoro includes a variety of traditional instruments that fulfilled many functions within Māori society, including a call to arms, communications with the gods, the dawning of a new day, and the planting of crops. Their tones, ... More >>

Sally Potter's 'The Party'

Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:15 am | Howard Davis

Sally Potter remains one of Britain’s most determined independent film-makers, deliberately resisting the lure of mainstream attention in order to work entirely on her own terms. Adapting Virginia Woolf’s 'unfilmable' novel Orlando , directing ... More >>

Wellington Film Society Screens Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:48 am | Howard Davis

Harry Tuttle: Why? I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form. More >>

Ria Hall Performs 'Rules of Engagement' at The NZ Festival

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:15 am | Howard Davis

Concerned with the perennial themes of conflict and resistance, Rules of Engagement took five years for Ria Hall to complete. Her key inspiration came specifically from a letter written by Henare Taratoa (Ngāi Te Rangi) in March 1864 to the Governor ... More >>

Paul Thomas Anderson's Seamless Phantom Thread

Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:41 am | Howard Davis

"There is an air of quiet death in this house - and I don't like the way it smells." - Reynolds Woodcock. More >>

From Free Press to Fancy Dress - Spielberg's 'The Post'

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 10:46 am | Howard Davis

Steven Spielberg's The Post is an opportune newsroom drama in which a corrupt Republican president wages war against the "liberal media," as The Washington Post 's plucky proprietor risks economic and legal ruin to bring the Pentagon Papers to ... More >>

The Black Dog of Empire - Joe Wright's 'Darkest Hour'

Friday, 12 January 2018, 9:38 am | Howard Davis

"The wonderful thing is that 3/4 of the population of the world imagine that Churchill is one of the Strategists of History, a second Marlborough, and the other 1/4 have no idea what a public menace he is and has been throughout this war! It ... More >>

Anger Begets Anger - 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing ...'

Friday, 5 January 2018, 9:58 am | Howard Davis

For fans of what Ricky Gervais termed "number movies" (Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Ocean's 11, Se7en, etc.), Martin McDonagh's latest offering will no doubt be a welcome addition to the roster. The Irish playwright turned screenwriter ... More >>



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