Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'

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The National Conversation

Incurious diodes illuminate the profit centres of South Capricornia, autodidact androids cut hot currency hedges on a midsummer day.

Autochthonous technopreneurs monetize ethnic purity as a niche mode, and tropicana theme nanobars offer three for one polar plunge deals

in a hyperborean happy hour in the Arctic of Capricorn. Post abundance ice cube makers replicated...

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Auckland Theatre Company has opened a rare remount of Briar Grace-Smith’s When Sun And Moon Collide. Kate Prior rediscovers its poetry, but finds it stymied by the production’s soapy literalness.

Dan Williams’ silk flats look like the reflective surface of the moon. Layers of them hang from the rig and push in behind the triangular frame of his dusty, unreflective, avocado-coloured tearooms. Like...

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Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation of Jean Genet's class satire The Maids

Seduction. It’s imagining the end of the fantasy before you experience it; quivering in anticipation, waiting for delivery of an unspoken promise. Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids, directed here by Sam Phillips (The Angry Brigade), starts with a seduction. Madame, regal in a shimmering blue silk robe, commands...

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Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Theatre
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
Read Time: 6 mins
A veritable tapestry of New Zealand stories, Madeleine...
Theatre
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
By Madeleine De Young
“Who let you into the building?!”
Read Time: 10 mins
Artist and designer Biljana Popovic and curator Elle...
Art
“Who let you into the building?!”
By Elle Loui August
Originally Sung: New Zealand Writers on Lyricism
Read Time: 18 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
Literature
Originally Sung: New Zealand Writers on Lyricism
By Pantograph Punch
The Recipe For A Frosty Pussy
Read Time: 23 mins
Megan Dunn on the fin de siecle world of Auckland...
Literature
The Recipe For A Frosty Pussy
By Megan Dunn
What Would Jack Do?: A Review of "Passio"
Read Time: 11 mins
Alex Taylor finds an exquisite corpse exhumed.
Music
What Would Jack Do?: A Review of "Passio"
By Alex Taylor
Please take the rope from my throat so that I may sing
Read Time: 24 mins
Talia Marshall explores how James Baldwin's novel,...
Literature
Please take the rope from my throat so that I may sing
By Talia Marshall
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
Read Time: 9 mins
FLAPS: Retouched sells itself as a visceral, honest...
Theatre
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
By Jess Bates
What’s Opera Got That Theatre Doesn’t?: A Conversational Review of "The Bonefeeder"
Read Time: 20 mins
Alex Taylor, Frances Moore and Alice Canton discuss...
Theatre
What’s Opera Got That Theatre Doesn’t?: A Conversational Review of "The Bonefeeder"
By Pantograph Punch
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