Comment: Romancing the rail in a colorful era

Bruce Tregonning, author of Daring Gecko, Hawke’s Bay, is fighting to bring back rail transport. Image / Paul Taylor Rail is the bloodline of our forefathers, who have passed on a wonderful legacy of travel through retrograde challenges and engineering feats. Their vision, at great cost, to unlock New Zealand’s heartland, has benefited many generations. … Read more

Madame Bovary sues the film ‘I am not Madame Bovary’

A blockbuster that chronicled a rural Chinese woman’s struggle against injustice has sparked a legal challenge of its own. Expressing outrage, 60-year-old Pan Jinlian from China’s Guangdong province sued the director of “I Am Not Madame Bovary,” a film known in Chinese as “I Am Not Pan Jinlian.” In the 2016 satirical film directed by … Read more