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: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Read Time: 10 mins
Doug Dillaman reviews Bruce Springsteen and the E...
Music
Review: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
By Doug Dillaman
Review: Sea
Read Time: 4 mins
Red Leap Theatre’s newest show, Sea, is visually stunning...
Theatre
Review: Sea
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 10 March
Read Time: 12 mins
Inside online newsrooms, tired tropes in True Detective...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 10 March
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 24 February
Read Time: 9 mins
This fortnight: youarelistening.to and the blurring...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 24 February
By Pantograph Punch
In the Shadows of War: Conflict and Israel's Music Scene
Read Time: 30 mins
Chris McIntyre travels to Israel and examines how...
Music
In the Shadows of War: Conflict and Israel's Music Scene
By Chris McIntyre
The Canary In The House Party
Read Time: 17 mins
There's plenty up in the air with music writing right...
Music
The Canary In The House Party
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 10 February
Read Time: 10 mins
Teaching empathy to medical students, what the internet...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 10 February
By Pantograph Punch
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
Read Time: 26 mins
Trent Reznor wasn't the first industrial musician...
Music
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
By Joe Nunweek
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