After some scared principals blamed Westside for all their woes, Sam Brooks investigates what other carnage the Outrageous Fortune prequel has caused.
Forget the cliches of women in top hats and bustiers singing tired songs about heartbreak. Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season is full of energy, emotion, feminism and mischief, writes Sam Brooks.
Maraea Rakuraku is an award-winning playwright whose latest work is being presented in Te Pou's Kōanga Festival in September. Sam Brooks talked to her about history, playwriting and cultural commentary.
Sam Brooks dives into the new Uncharted game, The Lost Legacy, with two progressively awesome protagonists and the classic cinematic gameplay pioneered by the series.
Sam Brooks watches the new Eva Longoria vehicle Decline and Fall and finds a show more British than a pint of lager and a packet of crisps.
If it's your last speech in parliament, you might as well throw a little shade around, right? Sam Brooks reads the politicians' farewell addresses so you don't have to.
Ever wondered what Cobb & Co's menu looked like in the 80s? Thanks to the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Archive, Sam Brooks knows. Now he's ready to share the disturbing results.