Culture

Stamp duty

British artist Steve McQueen, a Turner Prize winner and acclaimed filmmaker, has called for portraits of soldiers killed in the Iraq conflict to be turned into postage stamps.

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Crafty online mums

A growing number of stay-at-home mothers are utilising the internet to create profitably small businesses, reports MiNDFOOD.

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New York ‘vandals’ mock consumer culture

In New York City’s subway system, self-described vandals who share the name Poster Boy have a political agenda: make passengers question the barrage of advertising they face each day, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Five minutes with: Pippa Blake

Pippa Blake found solace through her painting after the untimely death of her husband Sir Peter Blake, reports MiNDFOOD.

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A moment with: Matt Damon

Like other Hollywood actors, Matt Damon has not shied away from revealing his political views, MiNDFOOD reports.

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A moment with: Katie Noonan

Singer Katie Noonan, best known for her work with Brisbane band george, talks about living in a rainforest and working with Tim Finn, interview on MiNDFOOD.

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New Zealander auctions ghosts in a bottle

A New Zealand woman sells two vials that she says contain the ghosts of an old man and a young girl for almost $2000, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Call me loyal

As Bic Runga, Tim Finn and Dave Dobbyn prepare to reunite for their winery tour, they reflect on the pleasure of playing together, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Bigelow’s Oscars will change Hollywood, slowly

The number of women working in Hollywood’s film industry has declined in recent years, but Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar win for ‘The Hurt Locker’ may just change things, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Baby on Board screening

Come along to the Baby on Board preview screening of ‘The Boys are Back’, starring Clive Owen, on MiNDFOOD.

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Why ‘The Hurt Locker’ won

In a historical context, The Hurt Locker’s best picture Oscar win is surprising. So why did it receive top honours? On MiNDFOOD.

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A moment with: Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall switches gears to political player in Roman Polanski’s thriller, ‘The Ghost Writer’, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Oscars: The Winners

Find out who’s winning the top awards at the 82nd Academy Awards, on MiNDFOOD.

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Iceland votes down recession tax

Icelandic voters have vented their fury at bankers and politicians who ruined their economy, overwhelmingly rejecting a $5 billion deal to repay overseas debts.

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‘Bankrupt’ Greeks told to sell their islands

Two political allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel say Greece should sell off some of its islands to pay off its debts.

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Rio Rossellini

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Meet us on the bus

MiNDFOOD hops on the back of the bus in Wellington.

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Think you’re too old for Hollywood?

Want to be an actor, but you are beyond your 20s? Perhaps directing is the better option with filmmakers of all ages receiving attention and accolades. MiNDFOOD reports.

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Interview: Claudia Karvan

Claudia Karvan, star of the film ‘Daybreakers’, on the challenges associated with the horror genre, interview on MiNDFOOD.

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Interview: Emmanuel Benbihy, Cities of Love founder

Emmanuel Benbihy, the man who brought you ‘New York, I Love You’, on filmmaking and Natalie Portman, interview on MiNDFOOD.

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David Bowie’s new makeover

Once the glittering chameleon of the pop world, David Bowie has assumed a new role spending his Golden Years in anonymity, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Burton’s ‘Wonderland’ embraces 3-D fad

Hollywood has seen a boom in 3-D movies as the major studios create new entertainment for a new generation of audiences.

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Depp voted Japan’s leading man

Moviegoers in Japan can’t get enough of Johnny Depp, naming him their favourite actor for a record seventh straight year.

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Tolstoy takes Christopher Plummer to the Oscars

Considered one of the finest actors of his generation Christopher Plummer has been over looked by the Academy for decades, until now, reports MiNDFOOD.

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