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Losing streak

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By Stephen Jewell in

Issue 3880 11th Sep 2014

First-time novelist Janina Matthewson explains what Of Things Gone Astray does and does not owe to the Christchurch earthquakes.

Jester in limboland

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By Diana Wichtel in

Issue 3879 4th Sep 2014

How did the child who thought he might be a rock star find himself in Borneo at 3am holding a frog? Comedian Bill Bailey makes such disparities a theme of his latest show.

Gossip whirl

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By Guy Somerset in

Issue 3879 4th Sep 2014

There’s a lot more to gossip than meets the eye, or ear, says University of Auckland associate professor Jennifer Frost, co-editor of When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History.

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