Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
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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...

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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...

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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

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