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
Internet Histories | 27 January
Read Time: 7 mins
The death of the venue and longform journalism in...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 27 January
By Pantograph Punch
Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013
Read Time: 17 mins
In case you missed them, and in case you need something...
Art
Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013
By Pantograph Punch
Internet histories | 23 December
Read Time: 16 mins
The cult of gentrification, questioning same-sex marriage...
Internet Histories
Internet histories | 23 December
By Pantograph Punch
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
They're seen as the stuff of 1950s housewife kitsch...
Society
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
A Crazy Dream To Pursue: White Fungus For The Masses
Read Time: 25 mins
From the comparative quiet backwaters of Taichung,...
Art
A Crazy Dream To Pursue: White Fungus For The Masses
By Stian Overdahl
Don't Send Me Away: The Verlaines, Reformed and Reissued
Read Time: 17 mins
To commemorate the reissue of the Verlaines' debut...
Music
Don't Send Me Away: The Verlaines, Reformed and Reissued
By Gavin Bertram
Internet Histories | 9 December
Read Time: 15 mins
This fortnight: speculations on whether we're about...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 9 December
By Pantograph Punch
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
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