Aretha Franklin has died. Sam Brooks remembers the Queen.
Madonna turns sixty today, so Sam Brooks rounds up the best sixty Madonna songs to celebrate this with her.
Been living under a proverbial rock for the past ten years and have never heard of RuPaul's Drag Race? Don't worry, Sam Brooks has you covered.
How do you write about an experience your own - and do it without offending anybody? Sam Brooks offers a solution: do the work.
Popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has been a boon for video game developers for a few years now. Sam Brooks investigates the less glamourous side of the platform.
If you participate in a certain dark corner of the internet, you'll know that a lot of people are talking about video game breasts – and the fight to keep them unrealistic.
Based on one of the most notorious murder cases in New Zealand history, Mistress, Mercy finds itself hamstrung by the limits of the doco-drama genre.
Harlots returns to Lightbox tomorrow with a second season full of intrigue, feminism and corset-ripping good times. The show is full of famous faces, but where have you seen them before?
Westside is back for a fourth season tonight on Three. Sam Brooks visited the set and came back with thoughts on how the show mythologises our country's recent history.
Is it a real estate ad if you see more of the Dancing with the Stars judges than you see of the house? Our DWTSNZ power-ranker Sam Brooks investigates.
Everybody Cool Lives Here is one of Wellington's most exciting theatre companies, and their work Big J Stylez comes to Auckland's Herald Theatre this week as part of Matariki Season.
Who won the season – really? And who truly, truly lost the season? And who the hell is in between? Sam Brooks power ranks Dancing with the Stars one last time.
Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson's hit podcast The Male Gayz is now a thing you can look at with your eyeballs, thanks to TVNZ on Demand.
Lightbox Movies has a huge selection of movies to choose from, but film geek Sam Brooks is most excited about the obscure, hard-to-find and objectively best ones.
It's '90s week on Dancing with the Stars – approximately the decade when this series started. We're doing the power rankings again. And they have to dance not once, but twice! There â€¦
Footage emerges showing the PM's partner urging the choice of a 'rad middle name ... something that says their parents aren't as old and boring as they seem now'