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
Review: Art and Craft
Read Time: 3 mins
American documentary has a gem of a story to tell...
Screen
Review: Art and Craft
By Hugh Lilly
Fight And Flight: An Interview with Renee-Louise Carafice
Read Time: 12 mins
Soong Phoon hangs out with expat songwriter Renee...
Music
Fight And Flight: An Interview with Renee-Louise Carafice
By Soong Phoon
Hope and Wire: Part Three
Read Time: 7 mins
Did you watch 'Hope And Wire' to the end? If you didn...
Reviews
Hope and Wire: Part Three
By Joe Nunweek
Review: SIN
Read Time: 5 mins
SIN has grand ambitions, but it tackles too much and...
Theatre
Review: SIN
By Joseph Harper
Scarce Pleasures, Heavy Loads: Selling My Records
Read Time: 8 mins
In a year, Henry Oliver left a job, closed a bar,...
Music
Scarce Pleasures, Heavy Loads: Selling My Records
By Henry Oliver
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2014
Read Time: 20 mins
Pulp, forgeries and an extraterrestrial ScarJo: Joe...
Screen
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Hope And Wire: Part Two
Read Time: 4 mins
Time passes slowly.
Reviews
Hope And Wire: Part Two
By Joe Nunweek
Review: The Wilderness
Read Time: 3 mins
More so than any desperate mash-up of symphony orchestras...
Music
Review: The Wilderness
By Hayden Eastmond-Mein
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