What is Scandi-drama and how do I get into it?

You've heard of them. All your cool friends and your coolest aunt watches them – but what the hell are these blonde dramas with subtitles? Sam Brooks is here to school you on Scandi-noir.

A brief history of The Wombats

How the Wombats, one of the most long-lasting bands from the mid-2000s British guitar rock revival, outlived their contemporaries.

A tale of survival: I watched 42 episodes of Outlander in a week

They said he couldn't do it, but what else are you going to do in seven days? Sam Brooks watched 42 episodes of Outlander in a single week to catch up before the fourth season premiere tonight on Lightbox.

Outlander: Is Jamie and Claire’s relationship worth all the drama?

Time travel, a bleak dalliance with the French King, and some dubious flatmates – is Jamie and Claire's relationship actually worth it? The Spinoff's senior fictional relationship expert Madeleine Chapman passes judgement.

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A brief history of (New Zealand Standard) time

One hundred and fifty years ago today New Zealand became the first country to introduce standard time. Kerri Jackson looks back at time.

Face to face with my food: a day on a pig farm

Alarmed by the disconnection between his food and its source, Simon Day visits the home of his bacon.

The case for buying one of New Zealand’s most expensive whiskies

Hayden Donnell surveys one of the more rare whiskies to ever go on sale in New Zealand, and asks whether it’s worth its gigantic purchasing price.

There’s no renewable energy future without lithium

If the future is going to be powered by renewable energy, the world needs to get a lot better at dealing with one very precious element, the Materialise conference on sustainability in Wellington has heard.

Now That’s What I Call 1999: Have U2 and New Radicals ever been seen in the same room?

In 1999, Elle Hunt's dad convinced her that New Radical's 'You Get What You Give' was actually by U2. Today, she revisits the life-changing moment she realised he was wrong.

How to do your 2018 TV Halloween costumes right, according to an actual costume designer

Halloween is coming up, and you're panicking. We know, and we're here to help. Costume designer Christopher Stratton has your solutions, both easy and not!

An honest conversation between two freelancers about money

In the first instalment in the Money Talks series, Alice Webb-Liddall and Henry Oliver face up to their finances.

Computers have grown into energy gluttons, and it can’t go on like this

It's natural to assume that the IT revolution will continue forward at a cracking pace, but that could be about to end.

Is New Zealand actually, really ‘clean and green’ when it comes to energy?

World Energy Day has put a spotlight on New Zealand’s sluggish progress towards becoming net zero carbon by 2050.

Change is brewing: Meet the women blazing trails in the beer industry

Five women talk about challenging stereotypes in New Zealand’s ever-evolving beer scene.

Feeding the world, blissfully

From hand rolling bliss balls, to exporting to South Korea, Maria Slade spoke one half of Tom & Luke about taking their healthy bars and balls global.

Connecting cities to their land through design

In the second episode of The Good Citizen, Jeremy Hansen talks to Henry Crothers about having the bravery to transform our urban landscapes.