Russell Brown

Russell Brown is journalist, music writer and media commentator. He is the owner of the Public Address community of blogs, and writes the blog Hard News.

Aug 21, 2017

Peter Dunne, the flawed reformer

He leaves office largely unloved, but Peter Dunne did more than most New Zealanders realise. Russell Brown goes in to bat for the undercover drug reformer.

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Nov 8, 2016

Criticising the critics: what happened when musicians got to answer back to reviewers

Last night's LATE at Auckland Museum panel discussion delved into the relationship between artists, audiences and critics. Russell Brown reports on what went down – including some surprising revelations about how musicians respond to their harshest reviews.

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