New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi

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Literature

Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby was barely on the shelves when a reviewer praised her as a writer of 'horrific skill.' And she is: this psychological thriller by the 2016 Adam Prize winner has topped the bestsellers list and captured readers.

We asked Jochems to choose a chapter for you from Baby. The story follows Cynthia who steals money from her father to pay for the boat Baby, a sanctuary for her...

Theatre

Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man, a new show of storytelling and song currently playing in Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season.

The 12-year-old was resistant. I haven’t really read that many X-Men comics, she said. But I put my evil stepmother foot down: you’re coming to a one-man autobiographical comedy about Wolverine and masculinity whether you want to or not. Look...

Literature

David Hall talks to Professor Dame Anne Salmond about her ambitious and extraordinary new book, Tears of Rangi, and the pressing societal questions it causes us to ask in 2017.

He iwi kē, he iwi kē, titiro atu, titiro mai!

One strange people, and another, looking at each other!

—a haka by Merimeri Penfold. 

There was a time, according to Mohi Turei, when the word māori meant ordinary, usual...

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Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
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Opinion or bigotry? Patrick Thomsen lets you know...
Society
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
By Patrick Thomsen
Destined for Extinction: Elam's Huia House
Read Time: 13 mins
What happens when someone gives some art students...
Art
Destined for Extinction: Elam's Huia House
By Eloise Callister-Baker
The Whole Sorry Lot
Read Time: 20 mins
Joe Nunweek on regret, contrition and what we expect...
Literature
The Whole Sorry Lot
By Joe Nunweek
Urbanophobia: A New Zealand Horror Story
Read Time: 15 mins
Farzad Zamani Gharagooshi on a country of self-hating...
Society
Urbanophobia: A New Zealand Horror Story
By Farzad Zamani
Stubborn Bloody-Mindedness and Making Friends with the Unknown
Read Time: 26 mins
Gaylene Preston and Chelsie Preston-Crayford on filmmaking...
Screen
Stubborn Bloody-Mindedness and Making Friends with the Unknown
By Pantograph Punch
Rejecting Singularity: A Review of OTHER [chinese]
Read Time: 5 mins
Amy Weng reviews Alice Canton's ambitious documentary...
Theatre
Rejecting Singularity: A Review of OTHER [chinese]
By Amy Weng
Ko wai ahau? Papatūānuku and I
Read Time: 11 mins
Miriama Aoake considers mana wāhine in post-colonial...
Society
Ko wai ahau? Papatūānuku and I
By Miriama Aoake
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
Read Time: 20 mins
David Hall speaks to Dame Anne Salmond about her new...
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
By David Hall
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