Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Thwarted Futurism, Internet Parties and the Wake
Read Time: 13 mins
Following the Internet Party's political obliteration...
Society
Thwarted Futurism, Internet Parties and the Wake
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Don Giovanni
Read Time: 6 mins
New Zealand Opera’s latest production of Mozart’s...
Theatre
Review: Don Giovanni
By Edward Dever
A Form Of Optimism: Australian Critic of the Year James Ley
Read Time: 15 mins
Critics were never quite adored, but they once commanded...
Literature
A Form Of Optimism: Australian Critic of the Year James Ley
By Joe Nunweek
Being Gracious in Defeat
Read Time: 5 mins
On the 20th September, voters in the New Zealand General...
Society
Being Gracious in Defeat
By Hayden Eastmond-Mein
Review: Wild Bees
Read Time: 10 mins
Wild Bees takes us into a 1990s boardroom where union...
Theatre
Review: Wild Bees
By Pantograph Punch
IH: Election Roundup Edition
Read Time: 9 mins
In the first of our new-look Internet Histories, Matt...
Internet Histories
IH: Election Roundup Edition
By Matt Harnett
If there’s one great height
Read Time: 8 mins
Keir Leslie explores what it means to watch Scottish...
Society
If there’s one great height
By Keir Leslie
New Horizons, Other Futures: Looking Back on the Blueprint for New Zealand
Read Time: 23 mins
Alex Mitcalfe Wilson looks back at the Values Party...
Documents and the Dead
New Horizons, Other Futures: Looking Back on the Blueprint for New Zealand
By Alex Mitcalfe Wilson
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