Creedence Clearwater Revival made music 'as contrived as the weather', and the band's guiding light, and disciplined perfectionist, was singer John Forgerty. He looks back on his career in rock in a new memoir.
Last night's Oprah Winfrey show at Vector Arena was more akin to a religious revival than a speaking engagement. Anny Ma tells how she felt the full force of the Oprah Effect.
Tessa Duder's 1997 novel for teenagers, Alex, has rightly become a classic. Former Green MP Holly Walker remembers the profound impact it made on her when she first read it.
It’s smartly written, hilariously weird and gloriously LGBT-positive. Sam Brooks explains why Ru-Paul’s Drag Race is the most uplifting reality show on television.
Sam Brooks journeys deep into the heart of Lipstick Jungle, the lesser-known Candace Bushnell TV adaptation which followed Sex and the City.
It took three bylines to bring us the story about fainting children in the Southland Times on Tuesday, and the only wonder is that it didn’t take the whole newsroom.
Before the final episode airs tomorrow, Alex Casey looks at the strengths and weaknesses in the riveting Australian documentary series Struggle Street.
"The raccoon uses consoling squeaks to comfort Clare in her time of need, HANGS UP the phone with his TINY RACCOON FOOT and then DIVES INTO THE POOL"
The Lightbox People's Choice Awards are happening right now, so we reveal our favourite television discoveries that we've stumbled upon whilst in Lightbox land.
Alex Casey introduces the strong line-up for TVNZ's Bachelor in Paradise, and argues why you should watch this deplorable, fantastic piece of television.
"Jon Stewart has probably done more good for the image of America abroad than any of the presidents he has made fun of in his 17 years on air" – Finlay Macdonald farewells Jon Stewart
"Chrystal owns everything she says with a confidence and a lack of f**** that sends Joe Bloggs New Zealand into a sweaty keyboard rage. Women aren’t supposed to be like Chrystal"
Don Rowe celebrates the unexpected triumphs of Lady Hoggers, the redneck reality show that follows two women with a thirst for hog blood.
Laura Vincent argues why her favourite soapy teen thriller Pretty Little Liars deserves just as much attention as HBO's Game of Thrones or The Wire.
"I never took this opportunity previously because the daily effort of watching an objectively bad TV show on a 20-year delay seemed like a waste of time, even by my standards."
Here's all you need to know about The Lizzie Borden Chronicles before picking up an axe and hacking into the pulpy period drama.
To help us cope with the horrors of a post-Mad Men world, Rose Matafeo compiled this loving video tribute to explain how key characters' lives played out beyond the '60s.
Alex Casey watches the first returning episode of Days of Our Lives, and notes a few things you need to ease you back into the extraordinary soap.
With the first full-time female referee appointed to the NFL last week, Elle Hunt examines the low-key feminist crusaders who blazed the fictional way in Friday Night Lights.
José Barbosa watched the on-screen festivities of Campbell Live's 10th anniversary, and considers the marvellous legacy of Mr John Campbell. // Last week marked 10 years of TV3’s flagship current affairs â€¦
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 was just an ordinary evening on X Factor twitter. Jokes were made, memes were shared, the #xfactornz hashtag was enthusiastically tacked on to these jokes and memes, â€¦