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
Inside Looking Out: Miranda Harcourt on 'Verbatim' and 'Portraits'
Read Time: 15 mins
Twenty years after it made its debut in a Wellington...
Theatre
Inside Looking Out: Miranda Harcourt on 'Verbatim' and 'Portraits'
By Di White
Pure Anger
Read Time: 19 mins
Last month, seventeen people ran for the most powerful...
Society
Pure Anger
By Joe Nunweek
My Open Letter To Lorde
Read Time: 6 mins
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler joins the team to send a...
Music
My Open Letter To Lorde
By Steven Tyler
Internet Histories | 28 October
Read Time: 23 mins
Russell Brand, art and the artist and credulity in...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 28 October
By Pantograph Punch
Oh, The Places You'll Go
Read Time: 23 mins
Yasmin Chilmeran explores what it means to be an immigrant...
Society
Oh, The Places You'll Go
By Yasmin Chilmeran
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
Read Time: 13 mins
Eleanor Catton described a 'bullying' tone to some...
Literature
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
By Ross Brighton
Internet Histories | 14 October
Read Time: 11 mins
Female conductors, the US government shutdown, writing...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 14 October
By Pantograph Punch
Learning to Talk about Art
Read Time: 12 mins
Ahead of Artweek Auckland, organiser Amy Stewart talks...
Art
Learning to Talk about Art
By Amy Stewart
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