Arts & Culture
Sam Smith explores why a #MeToo type movement has not taken off in the music industry to the extent it has in the film industry.
How much does the U.S. presidency matter for the direction of the United States, and for the rest of the world? Maria Armoudian speaks with William F. Grover and Joseph G. Peschek about the power of the U.S. presidency and what they term the “unsustainable presidency.”
How does culture shape our understanding and treatment of mental illness? Maria Armoudian speaks with Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Tanya Marie Luhrmann, and Andrew G. Ryder about culture and its impact on mental health.
Heather Woods and Leslie Hahner discuss how mainstream media helps to weaponize far-right conspiracy theories.
Returning looted artefacts will finally restore heritage to the brilliant cultures that made them according to Mark Horton.
The thousands of New Zealand men who fought in the First World War went through hell. And right beside them was another fighting force. Anna Rogers explores the story of New Zealand’s medical services in WWI.
Sam Smith spoke with Mark LeVine about the impact of the BDS movement and the ongoing issue facing musicians on whether or not they should perform in Israel.
Slavery was never abolished – it affects millions, and you may be funding it as Catherine Armstrong explains.
Raewyn Dalziel, Emeritus Professor of History, celebrates a moment when New Zealand was at the forefront of world-leading reform.
Is protecting heritage a human right? George Nicholas looks into the responsibilities and concerns about the political, ethical and social dimensions of archaeological research and heritage management.
On September 11 1973, Chilean president Salvador Allende was toppled destroying the longest standing democracy in Latin America. How much do we know now about what really happened in Chile in what is considered the ‘Other 9/11’?
In a lecture given at the University of Auckland, Taner Akçam talks about his new book “Killing Orders,” a book which brings to light documents that show the Turkish Government did order the Armenian Genocide.
Claudia Russell looks into why Facebook is not cool anymore.
Matthew Schmalz explores whether it is okay to be a Christian and support the death penalty.
As climate change encroaches, our heritage is drowning according to Patty Hamrick.
Music and politics have always had a strong relationship going back to the days of the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-war movement, and campaigns to combat racism. These days, artists such as Childish Gambino are pushing the boundaries visually and musically when it comes to using their art as a political vehicle. Sam Smith spoke with Patrycja Rozbicka about the intersection between music and politics.
After the recent success of American artist Childish Gambino’s music video “This is America,” Patrycja Rozbicka explores whether pop music can still be political in the face of censorship.
Stephen May outlines why it is important New Zealanders should learn Te Reo Māori in the wake of debate around whether the language should be made compulsory in schools.
The rise in popularity of on-demand video streaming services like Netflix is increasingly seen as a threat to the 113-year-old ritual of going to a cinema to see a movie. James Robins spoke to Dr Karina Aveyard, author of “Lure of the Big Screen: Cinema in Rural Australia and the United Kingdom” about whether Netflix might kill the cinema.
How did the Crown and the Kīngitanga attempt to make peace in the aftermath of the New Zealand Wars?
In an extract from his new book “Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885,” Michael Belgrave explores how the Crown and Kingitanga attempted to make peace in the aftermath of the New Zealand Wars.