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
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
Read Time: 20 mins
David Hall speaks to Dame Anne Salmond about her new...
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
By David Hall
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones
Read Time: 7 mins
Mia Gaudin reviews Eamonn Marra's I, Will Jones –...
Theatre
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones
By Mia Gaudin
Migration, Opportunity and Betrayal - A Personal Retrospective
Read Time: 19 mins
Pasan Jayasinghe and Sahanika Ratnayake on seeing...
Society
Migration, Opportunity and Betrayal - A Personal Retrospective
By Pasan Jayasinghe and Sahanika Ratnayake
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews My Accomplice's return to the...
Theatre
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
By Matt Loveranes
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
Read Time: 10 mins
Opinion or bigotry? Patrick Thomsen lets you know...
Society
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
By Patrick Thomsen
Protesting, Sitting Alone, Talking Nicely: On Politics, Writing and Science
Read Time: 18 mins
After attending the March for Science in April 2017...
Literature
Protesting, Sitting Alone, Talking Nicely: On Politics, Writing and Science
By Tim Corballis
Urbanophobia: A New Zealand Horror Story
Read Time: 15 mins
Farzad Zamani Gharagooshi on a country of self-hating...
Society
Urbanophobia: A New Zealand Horror Story
By Farzad Zamani
What Makes A Story? Considering Black Marks On The White Page
Read Time: 12 mins
Jackson Nieuwland reads Black Marks On The White Page...
Literature
What Makes A Story? Considering Black Marks On The White Page
By Jackson Nieuwland
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