Last week five women accused comedian Louis CK of sexual harassment, charges he admits are true. Sam Brooks writes about why Louis CK has always been a problematic comedian – and not just for this.
'You’ve seen what’s on his screen – imagine what’s on his mind' warned the voiceover in a 1999 PSA about online paedophiles. The ad's star Joseph Nunweek remembers its filming, and reflects on how our perception of internet safety has changed in the years since.
Rachel Klaver (nee Goodchild) was one of the pioneers of New Zealand lifestyle blogging, gaining a dedicated following for her witty and insightful writing on topics from internet dating to diets. That meant she got free stuff – a lot of it. But was it all really worth it?
TVNZ has pulled a story about Kmart from its site after The Spinoff obtained emails showing two online 'influencers' received undisclosed payments to appear. The revelations raise fresh questions about the murky and unregulated world of the influencer economy. Alex Casey investigates.
Following the success of Thor Ragnorok, Toby Morris looks at other Hollywood franchises that Taika Waititi could improve.
She's perhaps New Zealand's most prominent actress of this moment, but when she gets a big part she's still reluctant to share the news for fears of being cut down. She is a sudden film star, a theatre legend and a chill-as-shit lady. Sam Brooks sits down in a park for a few beers with Rachel House.
The surprise Twitter hit of this election season has been NZ Art Parallels, the account which reveals the previously hidden connections between world art history and New Zealand politics and media. And now NZ Art Parallels is joining The Spinoff for a new monthly column.