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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
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
Read Time: 12 mins
The new Superman movie is a confused mess, but it...
Screen
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
By Matt Harnett
The Making of Fantail: Sophie Henderson and Curtis Vowell in Conversation
Read Time: 36 mins
Ahead of their debut film Fantail premiering at the...
Screen
The Making of Fantail: Sophie Henderson and Curtis Vowell in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
No Guts, No Glory: NZ's Malaise At The Venice Biennale
Read Time: 7 mins
Our best chance to get contemporary New Zealand art...
Art
No Guts, No Glory: NZ's Malaise At The Venice Biennale
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 22 July
Read Time: 19 mins
This fortnight: the Zimmerman verdict, tweeted indulgences...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 22 July
By Pantograph Punch
Real Talk: The Curatorial Practice of Ema Tavola
Read Time: 11 mins
Daniel Satele profiles Auckland curator Ema Tavola...
Art
Real Talk: The Curatorial Practice of Ema Tavola
By Daniel Michael Satele
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour and the Politics of Freedom
Read Time: 13 mins
They call it the play nobody's allowed to talk about...
Theatre
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour and the Politics of Freedom
By Rosabel Tan
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
Read Time: 9 mins
We wade in, slightly late and a little out of breath...
Society
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Highlights
Read Time: 1 minute
Highlights from our second event, THINK OF THE PAY...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Highlights
By Pantograph Punch
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