A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
Murmurings and Millennials: A Review of The Tomorrow People
Learning to love wisely

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Literature

In a searing and articulate essay, Vaughan Rapatahana takes Aotearoa New Zealand literature to task for locker room schoolgirl-grooming, women-baiting, and sexism that arises from a violent and suppressed masculinity. 

                                        You, being a modern poet                     Must write real he-man stuff                     So you will take slabs of prose                     And cuts it into chunks like this;                     There need...

Art

Yet another celebration of the emergent artist.

Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton’s interest in young artists has been simmering for several years now and has culminated in The Tomorrow People.

In the year leading up to the exhibition I heard that Barton, with co-curators Stephen Cleland and Simon Gennard were searching for young artists. There were studio visits, meetings, vague questions...

Screen

What can one of the most violent videogames ever made teach us about love?

I had hamstrung people with a jagged combat knife and slashed jugulars. I had pushed a man's face into the toilet he’d just used, then stabbed him in the back of the head. Decapitating people with machine gun fire, tearing gaping holes in their sides and watching the guts spill out, I waded through corridors choked with...

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Literature
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
Art
Murmurings and Millennials: A Review of The Tomorrow People
Screen
Learning to love wisely
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
Read Time: 23 mins
Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
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