David Cohen

Imagine no ‘Imagine’ (I wonder if you can?)

4 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s nearly 50 years since the world’s greatest ‘woke’ anthem was released. But who’s listening to it now?

180,000 people go missing every year in Britain – my father was one of them

21 August 2021 9:00 am

What happens to a family when a parent disappears?

Jive talkin’

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Now the Isle of Man is claiming the Bee Gees? How dare they!

Kiwi Life

10 July 2021 9:00 am

One of my goals over the coming months is to watch an entire rugby game for the first time in…

Kiwi Life

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Of the various little stories about the rather wonderful Joni Mitchell in her early years, my favourite concerns Leonard Cohen.…

You’re gonna make us lonesome when you go

15 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s Dylan’s 80th birthday

Cave’s cautionary tales

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Will rock stars be the next victims of cancel culture?

Kiwi Life

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Although it probably won’t, the recent kerfuffle over the brilliant works of Dr Seuss and other creators of children’s books…

Ancestral notes

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Being David Cohen The apparent news that Joe Biden tapped me to help lead one of his new administration’s most…

Kiwi Life

23 January 2021 9:00 am

When I dice a chilled cucumber along with a couple of tomatoes, toss them together in a bowl with a…

Van & the pandemic

19 December 2020 9:00 am

No need for social distancing up on Cyprus Avenue

Musical notes

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Trumps like us, baby we were born to run Mr Bruce Springsteen has, depending on how one views these things,…

Kiwi Life

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Once upon a time here in New Zealand, when political dinosaurs still roamed the earth, Prime Minister Keith Holyoake startled…

The Jerusalem syndrome

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Or why race-faking is all the rage

Remembering the Greatest

19 September 2020 9:00 am

It’s 45 years since the Thrilla in Manila

statue of liberty

It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

4 August 2020 2:50 am

She stands in the smoky morning air, her copper lamp held elegantly aloft across the waters from Manhattan. Oh, say…

Rank universities

17 July 2020 11:00 pm

It’s the restaurant guide to higher learning

Popper, the outsider

6 June 2020 9:00 am

New Zealand’s role in great philosophical thinking

I’m wasted in lockdown-land

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Pandemic prose and poetry

Self-isolated? Try autism

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus and autism have surprising similarities

Listening to Leonard when the plague is coming

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus, death and despair... so plenty to laugh about, then?

Beagle love

15 February 2020 9:00 am

70 years of unrequited cartoon lust

Cave diving into the culture wars

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

A rock icon refuses to play the woke tune

Jesus of Palestine?

21 December 2019 9:00 am

You are in a tizz. Christmas is just around the corner and you can’t think of the right present for…

Out like Flynn

9 November 2019 9:00 am

James Flynn is not an obvious enigma, even if he does hold the distinction of possibly being the only scholar…