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 Ballad of Western Barbie
Read Time: 13 mins
When Megan Dunn was seven, she, her mum and Western...
Literature
The Ballad of Western Barbie
By Megan Dunn
Hope And Wire: Part One
Read Time: 5 mins
The first episode of Hope and Wire does a lot of lining...
Reviews
Hope And Wire: Part One
By Joe Nunweek
A Town Like Here
Read Time: 12 mins
Gaylene Preston’s Christchurch earthquake drama, Hope...
Features
A Town Like Here
By Gavin Bertram
The Folly of Myth-Making: Once on Chunuk Bair
Read Time: 17 mins
James Wenley examines Auckland Theatre Company's production...
Theatre
The Folly of Myth-Making: Once on Chunuk Bair
By James Wenley
Internet Histories | 30 June
Read Time: 12 mins
This week on the internet: how we talk about Google...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 30 June
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Halcyon Ghosts
Read Time: 5 mins
Sam Sampson's Halcyon Ghosts rushes between the microscopic...
Literature
Review: Halcyon Ghosts
By Alex Taylor
The Vision Does Not Stop Here: The Factory’s International Dream
Read Time: 15 mins
For a musical that seems certain to meet international...
Theatre
The Vision Does Not Stop Here: The Factory’s International Dream
By James Wenley
Internet Histories | 16 June
Read Time: 3 mins
The conditions and possibilities of reading books...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 16 June
By Pantograph Punch
Beta!