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Top 10 stories of the month - August 2016

Wednesday 31st August 2016

In case you missed something, here's our most read stories for the month.


1. Coming Out To My Dad, The Dairy Farmer


As part of the anthology The Greatness of Dads, food writer/actor Sam Mannering reflects on the hardest conversation he ever had with his.


2. A world of their own


For most of us, daydreaming is harmless. For others, it's an addiction that's turned their lives upside down. Rebecca Kamm meets some maladaptive daydreamers, and the professor fighting to legitimise their plight. 


3. What it's like to photograph babies that didn't make it


Rebecca Kamm speaks to Heartfelt photographer Emma MacDonald about the role rememberance photography plays in helping parents grieve.


4. Meet the guy who’s living ‘Homeless 2.0’

Made with real estate signs, duct tape and zip ties, this is as much a work of art as it is a shelter. Story by Annabella Gamboni.


5. We need to talk about how bad Suicide Squad is

Photo: Roadshow Films

Yes, it’s as hideously incoherent as you’ve heard. Katie Parker has the full rundown.


6. The Pencilsword: I can't draw horses

Illustration: Toby Morris

You should absolutely hone your skills, says Toby Morris, but great ideas are the most important thing. 


7. Five things we learned from Steven Adams’ press conference

Photo: AFP

Steven Adams on his sister Valerie Adams, what it means for him now that Kevin Durant is part of the Splash family, and why having fun is the most important thing when it comes to playing basketball.


8. Don't strip us of our humanity

Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King / RNZ

After Chiefs players were accused of swearing, touching and throwing gravel at a woman they hired to perform at their 'Mad Monday' celebration, sex worker Hadassah Grace asks New Zealanders to remember strippers are human.


9. Winners and Losers of the Rio Olympics

Illustration: Katie Parker

Raise a glass (or pour one out) in honour of a truly insane fortnight of sports. By Hussein Moses.


10. Guns N’ Roses just announced two huge New Zealand shows

Photo: Supplied

Once the biggest trainwreck in rock’n’roll, Guns N’ Roses have announced that they will be bringing their Not In This Lifetime… tour to New Zealand this February. Now all they have to do is make it down here without imploding first.


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