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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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Urban Legend: An interview with Dove-Myer Robinson's Biographer
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I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
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This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
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Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
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Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
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In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
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