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
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Read Time: 4 mins
Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian...
Screen
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
By Doug Dillaman
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika...
Screen
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
By Jacob Powell
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Read Time: 7 mins
Who gets to be considered an artist?
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
By Lana Lopesi
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch
Read Time: 10 mins
Erin Harrington takes a look at what we can read into...
Screen
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch
By Erin Harrington
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Cock, a co-presentation between...
Theatre
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
By Sam Brooks
Screen Sisters: Renee Liang and Roseanne Liang in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Sisters Roseanne and Renee Liang talk medicine, Wonder...
Screen
Screen Sisters: Renee Liang and Roseanne Liang in Conversation
By Pantograph Punch
An Impossible Sexuality: With or Without Cock
Read Time: 11 mins
Jess Holly Bates on Mike Bartlett’s play Cock, sexual...
Theatre
An Impossible Sexuality: With or Without Cock
By Jess Bates
The Director's Stills: Jackie van Beek and The Inland Road
Read Time: 5 mins
Jackie van Beek's debut feature has its New Zealand...
Screen
The Director's Stills: Jackie van Beek and The Inland Road
By Kate Prior
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