Decade in review: The worst takes of the 2010s

The 2010s will go down in media history as the Take Decade. Hayden Donnell combed through every single take made in New Zealand in the last 10 years to compose …

Thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from a lifelong fan

Culture editor Sam Brooks saw a midnight screening of the new Star Wars film last night. These are his fast reckons.

The Spinoff Book podcast: Contemplating the end of the world with Alex Braae

In the second instalment of our new pop-up podcast, The Spinoff Book Out Loud, Alex Braae reads his unexpectedly personal post about the rise of climate protest movement Extinction Rebellion.

The Fold with Duncan Greive: A new podcast covering the chaos of NZ media

A new podcast devoted to analysing New Zealand's media as it undergoes the biggest and most troublesome transition in its history.

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What New Zealand’s most searched Google terms say about us in 2019

Google just released what New Zealanders looked for the most in 2019, and it says a lot about us. Not all of it is good.

The Spinoff Book podcast: Madeleine Chapman on life after those chip rankings

In the first instalment of our new pop-up podcast, The Spinoff Book Out Loud, Madeleine Chapman on the response to her scandalous ranking of New Zealand chips.

The decade in media: How the mighty have fallen and broken both their arms

Looking back on 10 years which saw New Zealand’s media transform from a position of near-limitless power and influence to the deeply humbled reality of today.

New Zealand is a far more multicultural place today – its mainstream media is not

For the news business to work, it needs to stop ignoring such a big group of potential readers and customers.

We need you! How you can help The Spinoff survive and thrive

The Spinoff editor explains the thinking behind The Spinoff Members.

Emily Writes on Frozen 2: Thank God there’s a new one

Emily Writes reviews Frozen 2, the new movie that your kids will be watching until the end of time.

ODT cartoonist infuriates his colleagues with Sāmoa measles epidemic ‘joke’

Social media users are hammering a newspaper cartoon making a joke about the Samoan measles epidemic. The infuriated include some of the cartoonist's own colleagues.

Watch: Comedian Angella Dravid destroys our webseries

The ultimate disruptor goes through Toby Morris' drawers.

Why the Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star YouTube series is a big deal

At the start of the month, a makeup launch broke the internet and sold out of over a million products in under an hour.

Cheat sheet: What’s conspiracy theory crackpot Louise Mensch doing on RNZ?

Louise Mensch is set to hit New Zealand airwaves this evening. Who is this conspiracy theorist and what could she possibly be saying to Lisa Owen?

The VNZMAs were pure chaos and an extremely good time

13 moments that prove the music awards are so much > than all other award shows

Bulletin World Weekly: Why Evo Morales was forced out, and what happens next

This is a rare public edition of The Bulletin World Weekly, an exclusive newsletter for The Spinoff Members that gets delivered every Thursday afternoon.