Were a group of Māori men from Parihaka in Taranaki really held in a Dunedin cave in the late 1800s? New research by museum curator Seán Brosnahan may finally reveal the truth.
It probably seemed like a good idea to make a local version of Scrabble featuring Kiwi slang and te reo words. But then the Scrabble diehards played it.
Otago University Dave Scott, a former police officer, appears to be making a habit of entering private property and removing inhabitants' possessions, reports Critic editor Joel MacManus.
Dave Scott defends going into a privately owned flat without permission and taking bongs worth hundreds of dollars
In this editorial from the current issue of Critic, Joel MacManus looks back on week in which his small student magazine became a global news story.
It's remembered as one of New Zealand's best comic thrillers, but how did it happen? Joel McManus talks to director Robert Sarkies about his 1999 film Scarfies.
As a journalist at a student magazine, Joel MacManus wrote a straightforward report on a speech given by Winston Peters. In return, Peters called him a moron and questioned whether he deserved to be in university.
In a strange collision of wrestling and electioneering, Joel MacManus talks to 'Mr. Burns', the pro wrestler behind the parody billboards taking the internet by storm.
For at least 22 years, the Hyde Street Party has been a highlight of Dunedin's scarfie social calendar, a dawn to dusk marathon of drinking, dancing and general debauchery. This year's party took place on Saturday April 1 and Joel MacManus was there for the whole thing.