Book of the Week: The man who discovered Middle Earth

Dave Comer was the man who discovered Middle Earth. As a film location scout, he's credited with finding many of the spectacular locations for Lord of the Rings. His widow Peta Carey describes her book on his photographs.

'It turns our tipuna into cardboard caricatures': Buddy Mikaere reviews Anne Salmond

Buddy Mikaere finds bias and misrepresentation in Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds, an otherwise acclaimed history of early New Zealand by Anne Salmond.

'University English courses look like an exercise in whiteness': ways to decolonise your reading

Brannavan Gnanalingam writes about the overwhelming whiteness of English literature as taught in New Zealand – and throws down a challenge to the gatekeepers, including the Spinoff.