An Auckland Bus Ride

I hurried out of the house onto a slick sidewalk, eager to catch the 3:24pm bus. As I speed-walked in the ever present Auckland rain I asked myself the perennial question, why didn’t I just leave the house a few minutes earlier? If I missed this bus, there wouldn’t be another one for 20 minutes, and I was anxious to get to the Art Gallery before it closed at 5.… More An Auckland Bus Ride

Reading List 2015

Here are the books I read in 2015. I’ve noted regions next to the titles, in some cases to highlight the author’s origin or indicate the viewpoint from which they write; in others the location is like a character in and of itself, and shapes the narrative as much as any of the people or… More Reading List 2015

Review of Jemaine Clement’s People, Places, Things

People, Places, Things is a twee, matured-hipster 2000s version of the classic hapless dad movie from the 90s with a criminally underused cast of comics. Will Henry (Jemaine Clement) is woe-befallen graphic novelist cum professor whose partner leaves him for an off-Broadway monologuist, a career that out-Brooklyn’s Clement’s own. He struggles to cope, co-parent his… More Review of Jemaine Clement’s People, Places, Things