Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft

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Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian Assange in Risk at this years New Zealand International Film Festival.

“A movie is never finished, only abandoned.” George Lucas’s famous riff on da Vinci has been invoked repeatedly over the years, but it’s rare to encounter a film that so fully illustrates both sides of that aphorism as Laura Poitras’s long-gestating documentary Risk. Born of...

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Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika filmmakers, 2017’s Ngā Whanaunga programme boasts a strong line-up that explores modern city, country, and island life for indigenous people. With a focus on the challenges of youth, the selection offers thoughtful comment on a wide range of topics including culture, whānau, gender and sexuality.

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Renae Maihi’s Mannahatta follows...

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Who gets to be considered an artist?

The debate between art and craft is a long-standing one and is often characterised by another debate entirely, between intellect and ability. The Greek word tech, which is often translated to mean art and the associated human ability to make and perform, is the root word for ‘technique’, ‘technology’ or ‘technical’, and suggests an intrinsic connection between art and skill. When looking for...

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Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
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Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Love Letters to the Critic I
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With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
Art
Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
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You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
Read Time: 11 mins
Neither a yawnorama concert DVD nor a brutal Metallica...
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I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
By Joe Nunweek
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
Read Time: 4 mins
In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
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Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
By Rosabel Tan
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
Read Time: 2 mins
Why Jennifer Egan is more exciting than Frowny Franzen...
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Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
Eight days until I can just listen to The Boss again
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I spoke at a panel discussion on New Zealand Music...
Music
Eight days until I can just listen to The Boss again
By Joe Nunweek
Ten Republican Primary Campaign Videos You Have To See
Read Time: 5 mins
Naturally, the batshit insane personalities and policies...
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Ten Republican Primary Campaign Videos You Have To See
By Joe Nunweek
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