What on earth would possess someone to publish a cacophony of fabrications so unhinged that they make Infowars look tame?
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.