New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi

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Literature

Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby was barely on the shelves when a reviewer praised her as a writer of 'horrific skill.' And she is: this psychological thriller by the 2016 Adam Prize winner has topped the bestsellers list and captured readers.

We asked Jochems to choose a chapter for you from Baby. The story follows Cynthia who steals money from her father to pay for the boat Baby, a sanctuary for her...

Theatre

Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man, a new show of storytelling and song currently playing in Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season.

The 12-year-old was resistant. I haven’t really read that many X-Men comics, she said. But I put my evil stepmother foot down: you’re coming to a one-man autobiographical comedy about Wolverine and masculinity whether you want to or not. Look...

Literature

David Hall talks to Professor Dame Anne Salmond about her ambitious and extraordinary new book, Tears of Rangi, and the pressing societal questions it causes us to ask in 2017.

He iwi kē, he iwi kē, titiro atu, titiro mai!

One strange people, and another, looking at each other!

—a haka by Merimeri Penfold. 

There was a time, according to Mohi Turei, when the word māori meant ordinary, usual...

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Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
Internet Histories | 9 December
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This fortnight: speculations on whether we're about...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 9 December
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Submerging Artist
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Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
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Sad rap - samples of sobbing women and mournful anime...
Music
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
By Madeleine Holden
Internet Histories | 25 November
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This week: selfies, seeking asylum and interviewing...
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Internet Histories | 25 November
By Pantograph Punch
Distant Stills in Our Lives
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It's a condition of doubt. Of obsession and anxiety...
Society
Distant Stills in Our Lives
By Lee Posna
We Can't Stop
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We just can't get over Miley Cyrus, except for when...
Music
We Can't Stop
By Claire Duncan
A Simple Acknowledgement
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For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Staging the Media Wars: An Interview with Leon Wadham
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These are our newsrooms at their most self-destructive...
Theatre
Staging the Media Wars: An Interview with Leon Wadham
By Rosabel Tan
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