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

Featured

Society

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...

Featured

Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
The Father Land: States of Becoming in the Writings of Martin Edmond
Read Time: 38 mins
Simon Comber on the blurred line between fiction and...
Literature
The Father Land: States of Becoming in the Writings of Martin Edmond
By Simon Comber
Internet Histories | 11 August
Read Time: 4 mins
The Kim Kardashian game
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 11 August
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Terror Highway
Read Time: 1 min
Terror Highway is a fun and electric exploitation...
Theatre
Review: Terror Highway
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Read Time: 2 mins
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a surreal and hilarious...
Screen
Review: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
By Joseph Harper
Review: Erewhon
Read Time: 2 mins
Erewhon is an ethereal and meditative little wonder...
Screen
Review: Erewhon
By Joseph Harper
Review: Pulp: A Movie About Life, Death and Supermarkets
Read Time: 3 mins
Ahead of further screenings here, in Australia, and...
Screen
Review: Pulp: A Movie About Life, Death and Supermarkets
By Richard Bol
This Is Sheffield: Florian Habicht and 'Pulp: A Movie About Life, Death And Supermarkets'
Read Time: 18 mins
Florian Habicht's documentary about Pulp and their...
Music
This Is Sheffield: Florian Habicht and 'Pulp: A Movie About Life, Death And Supermarkets'
By Joe Nunweek
Review: MAMIL
Read Time: 3 mins
MAMIL is a one-dimensional tale of non-redemption...
Theatre
Review: MAMIL
By Rosabel Tan
Beta!