Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Finding My LOL-mate

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Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Sydney-based stand-up comedian Rhys Nicholson hit big last year with a nomination for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Barry Award, and this year he returns to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with I’m Fine.

Rhys is a Sydney...

Theatre

Adam Goodall reviews No Science To Goodbye and finds a play that tries to combine poetry and naturalism, but never quite reaches the boil.

The spectre of climate change looms large over Annabel Wilson’s No Science To Goodbye. Frank, a glaciologist from Wanaka, has a front row seat to global warming, helplessly watching it eat away at Southland’s ice shelves. Between scenes he tells us about his...

Comedy

The weather is cooling down, the comedians are warming up – it's the first day of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival!

As a Comedy Festival taster this year, we thought we'd hear from the couplets, the lovers, the sweet twosomes that can be found in every corner of New Zealand's comedy scene. It sure can get lonely out there when it's just you and a microphone, so it's natural to fire some of that irrepressible...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Theatre
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Comedy
Finding My LOL-mate
Self-Determination and The Struggle: Kyle Powys Whyte on Standing Rock
Read Time: 21 mins
David Hall talks to Citizen Potawatomi Nation philosopher...
Society
Self-Determination and The Struggle: Kyle Powys Whyte on Standing Rock
By David Hall
The Land Never Forgets: A Review of The Undertow
Read Time: 9 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Te Rākau Theatre's The Undertow...
Theatre
The Land Never Forgets: A Review of The Undertow
By Adam Goodall
A feeling for form: James Greig at The Dowse
Read Time: 15 mins
Ioana Gordon-Smith considers little-known histories...
Art
A feeling for form: James Greig at The Dowse
By Ioana Gordon-Smith
The Women’s March: The most conservative protest I’ve been on?
Read Time: 5 mins
Tze Ming Mok on fighting for the status quo, child...
Society
The Women’s March: The most conservative protest I’ve been on?
By Tze Ming Mok
Summer Reading: Our Picks from the Internet 2016
Read Time: 17 mins
The best reading the internet came up with in 2016...
2016: Our Take
Summer Reading: Our Picks from the Internet 2016
By Pantograph Punch
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
2016 Top Reads on Pantograph Punch
Read Time: 16 mins
Say what you like about 2016, our writers had the...
2016: Our Take
2016 Top Reads on Pantograph Punch
By Pantograph Punch
Dead Air: John Campbell, Noelle McCarthy, Carol Hirschfeld and Wallace Chapman on moments of unexpected silence
Read Time: 1 min
Tales of speechlessness with John Campbell, Carol...
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Dead Air: John Campbell, Noelle McCarthy, Carol Hirschfeld and Wallace Chapman on moments of unexpected silence
By Pantograph Punch
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