Journalism

 

“Its Always the End of the World As We Know ItNew York Times op-ed, January 1, 2010.

“Has Conceptual Art Jumped the Shark Tank?” New York Times op-ed, October 19, 2009.

“Shoot the Piano Player: Joyce Hatto’s Faked Piano RecordingsNew York Times op-ed, February 26, 2007.

“Dazzling, But To What Effect?” (on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings), Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2004. (Also in the New Zealand Herald, the Christchurch Press, and The Australian.)

“Equality Before the Law Stands Above Race,” Christchurch Press, March 3, 2004. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Pining For the Golden Age that Never WasAustralian Financial Review, November 26, 2003.

“Why Capitalism’s Staggering Success?,” Christchurch Press, October 11, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Peter Ellis and the Memory Wars,” Christchurch Press, September 8, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Our Insatiable Appetite for Gloomy News,” Christchurch Press, August 16, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Now, It’s the Population Implosion,” Christchurch Press, July 20, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Goodbye Tyrants, Hello Democracy,” Christchurch Press, June 21, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“The U.S. Reaction to Terrorism Is Measured and Rational,” Christchurch Press, May 24, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Our Idealism Is About As Cheap As It Comes,” Christchurch Press, April 26, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Ruffling Welfare Feathers,” Christchurch Press, March 29, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“The Blood-Spattered Despot Has To Go,” Christchurch Press, March 3, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“The Heretical Environmentalist,” Christchurch Press, February 1, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Cassandras of the Labs,” part of a New York Times op-ed, “The Science of Tomorrow,” January 4, 2003.

“The Gutnick Decision,” (on the Australian High Court’s view of the Internet), Christchurch Press, January 4, 2003. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Zero Tolerance for Terrorism,” Christchurch Press, December 7, 2002. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Exit Saddam and Millions Will Go Free,” Christchurch Press, October 19, 2002. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Deadly Greens,” Christchurch Press, September 14, 2002. (Also in the New Zealand Herald.)

“Multiculturalism Is a Burning IssuePress, August 17, 2002.

Language Crimes: A Lesson in How Not to Write, Courtesy of the Professoriate,” in The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 1999.

Te Papa: National Embarrassment,” in The Australian, June 6-7, 1998, Weekend Magazine, p. 23.

“The Decline of General KnowledgePress, October 11, 1997.

Glasnost at Radio Moscow,” The Press, March 28, 1990.

A New Russian Revolution,” (on Gennady Zhavoronkov and Moscow News), The Press, May 12, 1990.

The Smoke-Free Carmen,” The Press, December 15, 1994, The Dominion, The New Zealand Herald, The Danish National Opera, and many websites.

The Difference Between Art and Craft,” a broadcast talk for Radio New Zealand, produced by Elizabeth Alley, July 11, 1990.

Firewalking in New Guinea,” in The Sydney Morning Herald, December 27, 1991.

The White House Press Correspondents Dinner,” in Sunday Star Times, May 7, 2006.

The New Victims of Sex Abuse,” in The Sydney Morning Herald, October 10, 1993.

Once When My Back Went Out,” in The New Zealand Herald, August 25, 1992.