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Tuesday 26 May 2015

 Doco Fest preview: Te Manu Ahi
Posted in: Movies  25th May 2015
A short film by talented Auckland couple Andy Jalfon and Skot Barnett is showing at the Documentary Edge Festival.

 Sweden wins Eurovision
Posted in: Music  24th May 2015
Mans Zelmerlow's winning song is called Heroes, and in accepting the prize he said “we are all heroes, no matter who we love, who we are or what we believe in”.

 Doco fest preview: To Russia With Love
Posted in: Movies  21st May 2015
A film featuring New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup and other athletes in the lead-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics opens at the Documentary Edge International Film Festival tonight.

 Patrick Graham's Chekhov Gone Wilde!
Posted in: Performance  20th May 2015
Patrick Graham is back with another theatre mash-up, this time mixing the work of Anton Chekhov and Oscar Wilde.

 TV preview: Empire
Posted in: Television, Features  19th May 2015
When Empire hits NZ screens tonight, you’re going to want to check it out, for a lot of reasons – including a lead gay character, and the diva to rule them all - Cookie Lyon.

 Review: Eli Matthewson: Faith
Posted in: Performance  13th May 2015
Comedian Eli Matthewson connects and chats informally, occasionally declaims and frequently reflects - but from beginning to end he is irresistibly, homosexually, laugh-out-loud, funny.

 Jack Body's Fire in the Belly
Posted in: Music  11th May 2015
To mark the sad death of gay New Zealand composer Jack Body, we share a clip of the NZTrio playing his piece Fire in the Belly.

 Jack Trolove's exhibition: The body remembers
Posted in: Entertainment  2nd May 2015
Need something to do in Auckland this weekend? Check out the incredible Jack Trolove's exhibition at Whitespace.

 Review: The Girl and The Gay
Posted in: Performance  29th April 2015
The transition between the freewheeling invincibility of young adulthood and the looming implications of maturity is explored with wit and wisdom by gay playwright Sam Brooks.

 Review: DeAnne Smith’s Get Into It
Posted in: Performance  29th April 2015
Verdict: clever comedy meets punchy unpretentious hilarity in a show lesbians, and anyone with a funny bone, will love. Go see her, pack the house, so she comes back next year!

 Comedy Fest Teaser: Eli Matthewson
Posted in: Performance  27th April 2015
The "little gay rock-star of New Zealand comedy" Eli Matthewson is someone you want to check out at the NZ International Comedy Fest.

 DeAnne Smith wants you to Get Into It!
Posted in: Performance  24th April 2015
"It's a pretty gay show," visiting comedian DeAnne Smith says. “There’s jokes about my ex, there’s jokes about my new girlfriend ... There’s jokes about a failed one night stand."

 Three 'Battle of the Sexes' flicks planned
Posted in: Movies  23rd April 2015
Three different films are being plotted by rival studios, all telling the story of the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

 Comedy Fest Teaser: Neil Thornton
Posted in: Performance  20th April 2015
Neil Thornton is a bear from New York City currently living in Wellington with his husband, and making waves on the comedy circuit. Check out his 'After Hours' set here.

 Comedy Fest teaser: DeAnne Smith
Posted in: Performance  18th April 2015
Canadian-American lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith is bringing her show Get Into It to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Check out some of her stand-up here.