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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
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
Read Time: 17 mins
Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting...
Art
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
By Janet McAllister
Christchurch: The Transitional City
Read Time: 5 mins
Six temporary projects from a city still dealing with...
Art
Christchurch: The Transitional City
By Barnaby Bennett
Moments of Being: An Interview With Aorewa McLeod
Read Time: 11 mins
When you're writing a novel about your life, how do...
Literature
Moments of Being: An Interview With Aorewa McLeod
By Rosabel Tan
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
Read Time: 15 mins
The annual list that tells us what NZ's politicians...
Society
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 13 May
Read Time: 29 mins
This fortnight: Playing the taxonomy game, communicating...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 13 May
By Pantograph Punch
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
Read Time: 17 mins
Kieran Clarkin didn't go looking for some great American...
Art
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
By Kieran Clarkin
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
Read Time: 12 mins
In 2007, poet Greg Kan was sent from the country he...
Society
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
By Greg Kan
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
Read Time: 12 mins
Rakhi Kumar claimed her challenge to Michelle Obama...
Music
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
By Madeleine Holden
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