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Art

What does a show of contemporary jewellery look like? Lucy Jackson considers the latest exhibition at The Dowse.

I wear four rings, my favourite formerly belonged to my mother. One day I tried it on and it was the perfect fit. I have had it on long term loan to me ever since. Aesthetically understated but sentimental –  like so much jewellery that is passed down through generations – this simple gold...

Theatre

Plateforme Théâtre's latest visits people, dogs and Barbie dolls on the ground in conflict zones around the world; Shannon Friday considers these vignettes and finds them weirdly similar.

A mentor once told me that we don’t find the universal by going big. Instead, we find it through familiar details in a strange setting. That sentiment is close to the premise of In The Wars, written by performer Juliet...

Literature

Her first book, The Invisible Rider, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. She's also one of New Zealand's busiest and effective literary publicists. Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talks to the multi-talented Kirsten McDougall about her second book, the gothic love story Tess, sex, special powers, and what it was like to be nineteen.

Sarah Jane Barnett: Describe the character of Tess for us...

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Society
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Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
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After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
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Old Asian, New Asian
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Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
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Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
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Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
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Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
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Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
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