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Wild at Heart - 'The Happy Prince' and 'At Eternity's Gate'

Monday, 31 December 2018, 7:53 pm | Howard Davis

Ambition, love, and all the thoughts that burn We lose too soon, and only find delight In withered husks of some dead memory. - Oscar Wilde, Désespoir . More >>

Playing Court Politics - 'The Favourite' and 'Vice'

Thursday, 27 December 2018, 7:06 am | Howard Davis

“The past is never dead. It's not even past.” - William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun. More >>

Three Reasons for Film Fans to Get Netflix

Friday, 14 December 2018, 7:30 pm | Howard Davis

The past two months have finally seen Netflix come into its own, providing the financing for three films for its streaming service that will warm the hearts of cinephiles everywhere - Orson Welles' The Other Side of The Wind , The Coen Brothers' The Ballad ... More >>

A Brief History of Handel's 'Messiah'

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 6:42 am | Howard Davis

Handel's Messiah has become an overworked Christmas tradition as hoary as chestnuts roasting on an open fire, gorging on mince pies and eggnog, and trying to avoid shopping mall Santas like so many spectral inhabitants of Dante's Seventh Circle of Hell. ... More >>

An Embarrassment of Riches - 'New Zealand Art at Te Papa'

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:17 am | Howard Davis

It is perhaps unavoidable in any broad survey of the history of artistic development to reconsider the value of a few well-worn sayings. “There's no accounting for taste” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” may spring immediately to ... More >>

Rogues & Vagabonds: The Cinematic Universe of Nicolas Roeg

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:02 am | Howard Davis

Into my heart on air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, The happy highways where I went And cannot come again. - ... More >>

NZSO Perform Beethoven's Symphonies 1 & 9 This Weekend

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:53 am | Howard Davis

When we consider precisely how prodigious Beethoven's musical output was - including nine symphonies, five piano concertos, a violin concerto, various piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, a mass ( Missa Solemnis ), and an opera ( Fidelio ) - it ... More >>

Strange Overtones - David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Tour

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

Scotch-born singer-songwriter David Byrne starts each show on his latest world tour stroking a pink brain as he sits alone at a table in a gray three-button suit singing a song called Here from his latest album American Utopia . It is the only splash ... More >>

NZSO Perform Mahler's Seventh Symphony this Weekend

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:26 pm | Howard Davis

In the summer of 1900, Gustav Mahler was wandering around the outskirts of Vienna when he stumbled upon a fairground. In a woodland glade, blended among the cacophony of street criers, shooting galleries, and Punch and Judy shows, a military band and ... More >>

Stray Echoes Leave No Trace

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:30 am | Howard Davis

Writer and director Dustin Feneley's feature debut is a beautifully lyrical and cinematic tone poem that brings an unflinching eye to loneliness and isolation. After eight years stuck in development limbo before a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign ... More >>

Steve Gadd & James Carter Tour with the Rodger Fox Big Band

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:13 am | Howard Davis

New Zealand jazz fans are in for a special treat this month, with four concerts around the country by drummer Steve Gadd and saxophonist James Carter, accompanied by the Rodger Fox Big Band. More >>

Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part II)

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:45 pm | Howard Davis

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

Five Hidden 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 >>



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