Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon

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Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation of Jean Genet's class satire The Maids

Seduction. It’s imagining the end of the fantasy before you experience it; quivering in anticipation, waiting for delivery of an unspoken promise. Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids, directed here by Sam Phillips (The Angry Brigade), starts with a seduction. Madame, regal in a shimmering blue silk robe, commands...

Theatre

Madeleine de Young reviews a new interdisciplinary work from Tola Newbery and Mara TK.

Poropiti is a meditation on the history of Aotearoa – a visual poem that contrasts the idea that history is a linear sequence of events with the messy reality of politically influenced remembering. In Aotearoa, the folds of history are numerous and complicated. Many stories have been forgotten and suppressed, often...

Literature

As part of Spec-Fic Month, Elizabeth Heritage reports back from LexiCon, the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. LexiCon, which had 165 members, was held in Taupō over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

I attended LexiCon both as myself and as Orville the movie-star rat's earthly representative. Photo credit: Elizabeth Heritage | CC BY-NC-SA

Keeping it geek

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Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
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Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Literature
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
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Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
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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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Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
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Society
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Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
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Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
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