The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Introducing our Interns for 2015
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition

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To enter the Silver Stars talent contest, you had to be between 60 and dead. Irving Evans was struggling to find a reason to meet the criteria. The 87-year-old was in okay physical health, but he was desperately heartsick. He had lost his wife in May and his son two years prior. In his solitude, he had taken to adopting middle-aged friends - calling them 'son' and telling them 'I can be your dad if you...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

We've been interviewing for our summer internships these past couple of weeks, and we've been blown away by the exceptional calibre of the applicants. A tremendous thank you to all who applied - you made the selection process gut-wrenchingly tough. 

  It's with great pleasure that we announce our two interns for 2015:  

Sam Brooks

Sam Brooks is an Auckland-based writer. He has had seven plays...

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This week we delve deep into the world of competitive cosplay, but today we dip our toes into the world of competitive ice-cream eating. 

It’s Saturday and I’m late for the ice-cream competition, despite the fact I arrived at the ASB Showgrounds twenty minutes early for them. It’s the crowds. Heaving and spindly, they disorient you, distract you, shift your intended path even when you’re standing still...

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Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Introducing our Interns for 2015
Internet Histories
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell
Introducing our Interns for 2015
Read Time: 1 min
Introducing Sam Brooks and Kirsti Whalen, our interns...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Introducing our Interns for 2015
By Pantograph Punch
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
Read Time: 6 mins
Rosabel Tan reports back from Armageddon's Ice-Cream...
Internet Histories
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
By Rosabel Tan
Circling The Drain: Sexist Loos, Unequal Spaces
Read Time: 14 mins
Soong Phoon on gendered spaces.
Society
Circling The Drain: Sexist Loos, Unequal Spaces
By Soong Phoon
Review: Hauraki Horror
Read Time: 3 mins
Theatre
Review: Hauraki Horror
By Joseph Harper
Review: Sheep
Read Time: 3 mins
The Actors' Program's production of Sheep struggles...
Theatre
Review: Sheep
By Joseph Harper
Reality?: "Election Billboards", Gone Girl and Playing Broken Systems
Read Time: 17 mins
Samuel Te Kani on what one billboard can tell us.
Film
Reality?: "Election Billboards", Gone Girl and Playing Broken Systems
By Samuel Te Kani
Review: Famous Flora
Read Time: 6 mins
Famous Flora is a missed opportunity to explore the...
Theatre
Review: Famous Flora
By Jess Bates
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