Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Finding My LOL-mate

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Sydney-based stand-up comedian Rhys Nicholson hit big last year with a nomination for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Barry Award, and this year he returns to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with I’m Fine.

Rhys is a Sydney...

Theatre

Adam Goodall reviews No Science To Goodbye and finds a play that tries to combine poetry and naturalism, but never quite reaches the boil.

The spectre of climate change looms large over Annabel Wilson’s No Science To Goodbye. Frank, a glaciologist from Wanaka, has a front row seat to global warming, helplessly watching it eat away at Southland’s ice shelves. Between scenes he tells us about his...

Comedy

The weather is cooling down, the comedians are warming up – it's the first day of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival!

As a Comedy Festival taster this year, we thought we'd hear from the couplets, the lovers, the sweet twosomes that can be found in every corner of New Zealand's comedy scene. It sure can get lonely out there when it's just you and a microphone, so it's natural to fire some of that irrepressible...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Theatre
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Comedy
Finding My LOL-mate
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
Read Time: 4 mins
Tim Upperton reviews Simone Kaho's collection Lucky...
Literature
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
By Tim Upperton
Lee Mingwei on Creating Acts of Kindness
Read Time: 21 mins
Rosabel Tan talks to Lee Mingwei about forging connections...
Art
Lee Mingwei on Creating Acts of Kindness
By Rosabel Tan
Bogeymen on the Beach
Read Time: 14 mins
Police unofficially restricting women’s access to...
Society
Bogeymen on the Beach
By Janet McAllister
Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
Read Time: 25 mins
In this photo-essay, Matt Bialostocki considers the...
Literature
Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
By Matt Bialostocki
Pride and Fear
Read Time: 11 mins
Ella Grace McPherson Newton on demanding pride from...
Society
Pride and Fear
By Ella Grace McPherson-Newton
Ka Pū Te Ruha, Ka Hao Te Rangatahi Māori Identities in the Twenty-first Century
Read Time: 22 mins
Literature
Ka Pū Te Ruha, Ka Hao Te Rangatahi Māori Identities in the Twenty-first Century
By Pantograph Punch
A Warning and A Plea
Read Time: 14 mins
Saziah Bashir on Trump's Muslim ban, and our disastrous...
Society
A Warning and A Plea
By Saziah Bashir
Mimicry, Nepotism and Jeff Probst: A call for the evolution of New Zealand literature
Read Time: 6 mins
Holly Hunter, publisher of the journal Mimicry, argues...
Literature
Mimicry, Nepotism and Jeff Probst: A call for the evolution of New Zealand literature
By Holly Hunter
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