Tag: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Testaments: Pip Adam reviews the ultra-hyped new Margaret Atwood

One of our country’s finest writers gorges herself on Gilead – and finds herself wishing for more osmosis between the Booker-shortlisted new novel and the horror-story politics playing out around us. 

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 13

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

The Handmaid’s Tale finale recap: Praise June, Mayday is here

It's the season finale of The Handmaid's Tale, and we're desperate for a happy ending. Will we get one, or will we be left weeping into our revolution muffins? Tara Ward recaps

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: How to get away with murder

Tensions continue to rise in Gilead, but June’s plan to start the revolution is coming together perfectly. Is this too good to be true? Tara Ward recaps this week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Praise be, it’s all happening

It was the best episode of The Handmaid's Tale this season, with an arrest, an attack, and a whole lot more muffins.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Have you met the Muffin Maid?

The revolution in Gilead has finally begun, and it's taking place one batch of muffins at a time. Tara Ward recaps the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Handmaid’s Tale recap: Gilead is a place on Earth

Heaven is a place on earth, and June is saving the world one '80s pop hit at a time. Tara Ward recaps season 4, episode 9 of The Handmaid's Tale. 

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Aunt Lydia in sequins

Welcome back to hell for a special episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, where we finally discover what makes Aunt Lydia tick. Spoiler: it’s karaoke.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: She’s not the woman you remember

Serena takes a quick trip to Canada, June discovers the power of a mixtape and Fred has another dumb idea.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Make way for Aunt Lydia

There ain’t no party like a Gilead party, as June enjoys a dedication, a mobility scooter and some poolside plotting in this week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. Tara Ward recaps.

What to watch when you feel like bawling your fucking eyes out

Television doesn't make your eyes square, but it can make them leak. Alex Casey explains why. 

The Handmaid’s Tale season three recaps: Bonnets off, ladies

In the words of wise old owl Aunt Lydia, good things come to those who wait. Tara Ward recaps the first three episodes of The Handmaid's Tale season three.

Blessed be the fight: The Handmaid’s Tale returns tonight

With three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale arriving express to Lightbox tonight, Alex Casey prepares you to return to life in Gilead.

Video recap: The Handmaid’s Tale season 1 and 2 in under three minutes

Season three of The Handmaid's Tale drops on June 6, exclusively on Lightbox. Brush up on all the bonnets, babies and body horror of the first two seasons here.

Wake up, world: Season three of The Handmaid’s Tale is coming

Blessed be the fruit, we have been sent a good teaser. A new trailer for season three of The Handmaid’s Tale landed yesterday, and Tara Ward takes a look.

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!

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Bustin’ out all over

We've come to the end of the dystopian conservative marathon that is the second season of The Handmaid's Tale – and oh my god what have you done, June!

Handmaid’s Tale recap: One step forward, two steps back

Love is patient, love is kind, love is not knowing what beautiful nightmares await us in next week’s season finale.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Help us Oprah, you’re our only hope

A birth, an Oprah, a Serena, a Moira, a denial, a denial, a denial. Tara Ward recaps episode 11 of The Handmaid's Tale, season 2.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Birth in Gilead

We're rocketing towards the ending of season two of The Handmaid's Tale, and Gilead is not letting up one bit. Tara Ward recaps episode 10.

What to watch on your commute, Lightbox-style

On Lightbox Premium, you can download Lightbox content to your mobile device. We asked our colleagues for their picks to watch on your next commute – no matter the length.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Blame Canada

Welcome back to Gilead, where last week's memories of June and Serena eating croissants together are but crumbs in the dystopian toaster of our lives. Tara Ward recaps episode 9.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Women’s Work, and not the Kate Bush kind

A birth, a betrayal, a flogging. Things continue to get darker on episode 8 of The Handmaid's Tale, available on Lightbox. Tara Ward recaps.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: A crimson coffin for your sins

Tara Ward reviews the seventh episode of this season of The Handmaid's Tale, which shipped her and her emotional stability off in a crimson coffin.

Surrogacy in the age of The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale portrays surrogacy as an act of violent exploitation. Surrogacy researcher Hannah Gibson considers how the show affects our understanding of surrogacy in New Zealand and asks: are women here being exploited?

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: You’re tough, aren’t you?

Alex Casey dissects episode five of The Handmaid’s Tale, including the march of the child brides and a lovely holiday to the colonies. Contains spoilers, obviously.

Blessed be the fruit: A return to Gloriavale in a Handmaid’s Tale world

The heavenly flock of Angel, Dove, Mercy and others is back, happy as ever in blue, but this time in a documentary mini-series.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: We’ve been sent good weather… or have we?

Alex Casey dissects episode four of The Handmaid’s Tale, including tense baby showers and a walk down memory lane. Contains spoilers, obviously.