7 Oct 2013

The Panel with Brian Edwards and Michele Boag (Part 2)

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 4:37 pm on 7 October 2013

Topics - With Rihanna raunchily in residence in Auckland, former diva Annie Lennox has found conservatism in middle age, she has criticised a "recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos", and accused record companies of "peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment". Family First is applying to the Film and Literature Board of Review to have the award-winning book, Into the River, re-classified for older audiences. Into the River, by New Zealand author Ted Dawe, won the 2013 New Zealand Post Children's Book of the Year award. The Guardian has reported over the weekend on the growing plight of Britain's middle classes, running out of savings, heads barely above water. "What sort of a recovery is this?" is a common comment.