Review: Sis is loud, filthy and hilarious – but it’s so much more than that too

A new sketch show on Comedy Central has heralded a new era for Pacific voices.

Review: High school basketball doco To the Line needs more minutes on court

To the Line examines what it's like for New Zealand high school kids with hoop dreams, but needs more time to truly score.

Grazing boards and frozen grapes: A review of Simone Anderson’s cookbook

If you’ve ever wondered what influencers have to offer to the world, look no further than Simone Anderson’s new recipe book So Delish!

Review: I May Destroy You is a stunning depiction of sexual assault and its aftermath

Keagan Carr Fransch reviews I May Destroy You, the acclaimed new show from British writer-director-actress Michaela Coel.

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Review: Lil O’Brien’s Not That I’d Kiss a Girl is a hazy mirror of a memoir

Lil O’Brien’s memoir Not That I’d Kiss A Girl is valuable, but unclear, story of the author’s struggle with her own acceptance, writes Sam Brooks.

Review: Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club is the show of your pre-teen dreams

Netflix's adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club makes long-time fan Tara Ward fall in love with the series all over again.

On the gobsmackingness of Pip Adam and Nothing to See

The only way to read a Pip Adam novel is to relax and let her get on with it.

Punch and Judith: A review of Judith Collins’ memoir Pull No Punches

If you’re looking for the politician of ‘crusher’ fame, you won’t find her here.

Review: The tenderness and brutality of true crime doco I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

The most famous cold case of the 21st century finds its way to the small screen in I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

Review: Head High is the best and most complex NZ drama in years

Three's new rugby-themed drama is both original and feels like it could have come from nowhere else.

Review: The £1 million con of Quiz asks us whether to believe our own ears

The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's coughing scandal made villains out of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram. But what if they were innocent?

Emily Writes: High School Mums should be a call to action

There's no doubt the young women of High School Mums will leave you feeling inspired. But the show should also spur change.

Finding my way home, line by line, with Funkhaus

Hinemoana Baker's collection is poetry for the pandemic-addled brain.

A 2020 buyer’s guide to Android phones in New Zealand

When the iPhone owns less than half the market, what are the best Android alternatives at every budget?

A seven year old reviews Netflix game show The Floor is Lava

Who better to review Netflix's new competition show, The Floor is Lava, than a seven-year-old home champion?

Review: 2nd Chance Charlie lays bare some glaring issues in NZ rugby

Jamie Wall reviews 2nd Chance Charlie, where lower grade rugby players compete for their second chance at rugby stardom and success.