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- This Hip-Hop Legend’s True Passion? Kites
DJ Kool Herc, a pioneer of the breakbeat, is also a master of kites.
- First Ones In
Being the first people to move into a brand-new building may come with some risk, but it also has its perks.
- No Address, No Next of Kin: Homeless in Life, Anonymous in Death
It took days to identify a homeless man killed in Chinatown. The name of a man who died in a manhole remains a mystery.
- Rikers Island: The Closing of the Notorious Jail, Explained
Friday: New York’s notorious jail complex will be closed for good. Here’s where the inmates are going, and how the city plans to make it happen.
- The Return of Golden Age Design
With so many glass towers vying for attention in New York City, some developers are looking to the past for inspiration. The result: new buildings with Art Deco and neo-Georgian flourishes.
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- New Zealand Catholic bishop resigns over sexual allegation
Palmerston North’s Bishop Charles Drennan quits after woman complained of ‘unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature’A New Zealand Catholic bishop has resigned after a young woman accused him of engag …
- Cook's arrival was a disaster for Māori. Britain's half-hearted apology isn't good enough
As we mark 250 years since the arrival of Captain Cook in New Zealand, we are still seeing crimes against indigenous peoples and their territoriesIf you look back at photographs of the 1969 bicentenni …
- Winston Peters says Australia's stance on deporting New Zealanders not 'fixed in stone'
New Zealand foreign affairs minister says he has ‘reasons to believe’ Australia can accommodate NZ’s requestsNew Zealand’s foreign affairs minister has hinted at a softening in Australia’s stance on d …
- New Zealand braces for protests ahead of anniversary of Captain Cook's landing
Critics say government should not be funding events to commemorate 250th anniversary due to sensitivity to MāoriNew Zealand is preparing for a potentially uncomfortable weekend, as the country prepare …
- Captain Cook's legacy is complex, but whether white Australia likes it or not he is emblematic of violence and oppression | Paul Daley
British and Australian regret over Cook’s treatment of Indigenous people would go a long way to enhancing understanding of the continent’s shared historyThe British government has issued an oh-so-care …
- Christchurch massacre: defence lawyers drop request to move trial away from city
Trial of man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques set to begin in June next year The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March has withdrawn an application to have …
- Review: A Startling ‘Swan Lake’ That’s Hard to Recognize
In a work opening with a goat tethered to a cinder block, the closest we get to Tchaikovsky’s ballet is four dancers representing swans.
- Addiction Is the Stuff of High Drama. In These Plays, So Is Sobriety.
With recovery no longer so secret, a new wave of plays dealing with its realities has started to emerge. Some of the playwrights have drawn from their own lives.
- Female Playwrights Are on Form (for the Most Part)
Whether it’s finishing what Jane Austen started, imagining the private conversations of first ladies or inserting the personal, on London stages female playwrights are mixing things up.
- Review: ‘The Lightning Thief,’ a Far Cry From Olympus
A musical adaptation of the popular fantasy novel comes to Broadway and goes to Hades.