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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Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
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The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Indie Publishing Roundup Autumn 2017
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Indie Publishing Roundup Autumn 2017
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A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
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A show that's a glimpse into a suburb that is known...
Theatre
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
By Madeleine De Young
Loose Canons: Robin Ince
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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Robin Ince
By Robin Ince
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
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Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation...
Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
By Lana Lopesi
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
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Karen Tay explores the role of food in fiction, from...
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Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
By Karen Tay
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
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How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television...
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
By Zita Joyce
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
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Louise Tu'u is a playwright, director and curator....
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Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
By Louise Tu'u
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
Read Time: 4 mins
We premiere The Map Room's video for 'Hold Me Up To...
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First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
By Simon Gooding
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