Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’

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“What would you do if you came this close to death and were then offered seven years of funding to do anything you wanted?” It’s the question ex-Wellingtonian and Oxford transplant Max Harris asks himself at the beginning of his first book, only to face mirth aplenty when he avows his intention to write about New Zealand politics. With good reason, on the face of it - from the outside, it's an impossibly...

Literature

Andrew Dean considers his family's heritage as Jewish refugees, his formidable great-aunt Frances, and the important and often misused relationship between nostalgia and politics.

One weekend afternoon, at the end of the last northern summer, I was in my back garden, working on my thesis, drinking a cup of tea, and eating a biscuit. On this afternoon I was listening to Bach – the Brandenburg concertos...

Art

iPhone dependencies, ‘self-tracking’ and gender, Hana Pera Aoake thinks through art making in a proto-digital age.

When I first got my iPhone I was obsessed with asking Siri different questions, in part out of loneliness. Siri was a friend. Sometimes a friend who was annoying and interrupted you, much like Clippy, the animated paper clip or Microsoft office assistant from the mid-noughties or perhaps more ominously...

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Literature
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Literature
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Art
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
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Novels can sometimes have a profound impact, while...
Art
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
By Rosabel Tan
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
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Pilots usually suck, so we don't read reviews of them...
Features
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
By Joe Nunweek
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
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The scandal-stricken Accident Compensation Commission...
Society
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
By Joe Nunweek
Codex Seraphinianus
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Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
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In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Love Letters to the Critic I
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With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
Art
Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
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