The Side Eye


The Side Eye: In the studio with The Beths

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris spent a session in the recording studio with The Beths and got an intimate view of the beloved band at work.

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The Side Eye: Who sets up the speakers?

Sohail Din of the University of Auckland's Muslim Student Association talks to Toby Morris about Friday prayers and life after the Christchurch terrorist attacks for Muslim New Zealanders.

The Side Eye: Six out of Ten

The Kiwi way of life is six out of ten. Toby Morris is over it.

The Side Eye: The Chase

Thirteen teenagers have died in police pursuits in New Zealand in the last three years. Toby Morris investigates a possible solution not that far from home.

The Side Eye: The Perfect Spot

We asked you where your perfect spot on beach is, and you told us. Hundreds of you. Using the magic of comics and a deep desire to be asleep on the sand, Toby Morris has brought that imaginary beach to life.

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The Side Eye: Everything to Everyone – understanding the teacher crisis

The job's got harder, the pay's got worse. Toby Morris spends a day with two primary teachers and finds out what the teaching crisis is all about.

The Side Eye: The Truth is Dead

Conspiracies, fake news and alternative facts: sometimes it's all a bit too much to handle. Toby Morris asks where we draw the line between accepting other's beliefs and calling out bullshit in the post-truth age.

The Side Eye: Drug Zealand

New Zealand has been talking a lot about 'kindness' in drug policy. But how far will we be brave enough to take that idea? Toby Morris takes a look at what decriminalisation might look like in NZ.

The Side Eye: Humanoid Language Week

It's that time again: Humanoid Language Week. Is Human a dying language? Do humans have it too easy?

The Side Eye: Inequality Tower 2018

Imagine all the wealth in NZ as a ten-storey apartment building. Imagine half of NZ crammed in a tiny corner of the bottom floor.

The Side Eye: ‘Tough on Crime’ is Dead

Why the mindless approach to criminal justice must end.

The Side Eye: Kings and Commoners

Two Auckland schools went into lockdown recently, so why did one dominate the coverage? The Side Eye looks into the way King's College and Ōtāhuhu College featured in reporting.

The Side Eye: Empty Shelves

Meet Tasia. She's been working full time at the same job for 15 years. She's struggling financially. Why? She's on the minimum wage.

The Side Eye: The ‘War on Men’

Why are gains for women assumed to be losses for men? Why are men so threatened by equality? Toby Morris looks at the so called 'war on men' and finds a lot of insecurity.

The Side Eye: Renting in NZ means always moving out and never moving up

Short unstable leases hurt renters and cost us all. Toby Morris looks into the importance of security of tenure.

The Side Eye: This is not a table

We all believe weird shit, and that's fine. The problems start when we confuse our perspective with the facts.

The Side Eye: Parties and Bullshit – A Christmas conflict pick-a-path

Christmas is a time for getting together with family. But there's just one problem: he's gonna to say it. You know he's gonna say it. Or she'll say it. So what do you?