Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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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...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Review: Vice
Read Time: 7 mins
Vice sets out to challenge audience perceptions, but...
Theatre
Review: Vice
By Joseph Harper
Review: Flip Grater, 'Pigalle'
Read Time: 6 mins
Clare Grater's fourth album bears all the trappings...
Music
Review: Flip Grater, 'Pigalle'
By Soong Phoon
Internet Histories | 21 April
Read Time: 14 mins
Inside Google X, the quiet devastation of 'living...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 21 April
By Pantograph Punch
Review: The Water Station
Read Time: 5 mins
Using the training of Japanese Nō and Chinese Xiqu...
Theatre
Review: The Water Station
By Hannah Banks
Cracked Actor: The Hating of Kristen Stewart and Hollywood Deformance
Read Time: 18 mins
Eternally brooding, a high-minded reader, and roundly...
Screen
Cracked Actor: The Hating of Kristen Stewart and Hollywood Deformance
By Soong Phoon
Internet Histories | 7 April
Read Time: 5 mins
This edition: David Fisher's great retirement letter...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 7 April
By Pantograph Punch
Review: My Bed My Universe
Read Time: 3 mins
Massive Company's My Bed My Universe is a multimedia...
Theatre
Review: My Bed My Universe
By Rosabel Tan
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
Read Time: 9 mins
A 750-page memoir by the 33rd Prime Minister of NZ...
Literature
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
By Di White
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