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 | 19 August
Read Time: 17 mins
This fortnight: The Postal Service isn't dead, just...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 19 August
By Pantograph Punch
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: National Poetry Day
Read Time: 9 mins
Ahead of National Poetry Day on Friday, we point to...
Literature
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: National Poetry Day
By Pantograph Punch
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Read Time: 8 mins
In January this year, a light fitting fell three metres...
Society
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
By Hayden Donnell
Sonic Shadows and Personal Mavericks: Ten Composers Who've Shaped My Work
Read Time: 14 mins
SOUNZ Contemporary Award winner Alex Taylor shares...
Music
Sonic Shadows and Personal Mavericks: Ten Composers Who've Shaped My Work
By Alex Taylor
The Grit, The Colour: An Interview with Alex Taylor
Read Time: 16 mins
Classical music: there's never been so misleading...
Music
The Grit, The Colour: An Interview with Alex Taylor
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 5 August
Read Time: 3 mins
This fortnight: THAT Fox interview, poetry and the...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 5 August
By Pantograph Punch
Divine Muscles Flex: An Oral History of Skeptics
Read Time: 22 mins
Music
Divine Muscles Flex: An Oral History of Skeptics
By Gavin Bertram
John Ward Knox: Choreographer of Objects
Read Time: 12 mins
Drawing on past and very recent encounters with his...
Art
John Ward Knox: Choreographer of Objects
By Mythily Meher
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