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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
Internet Histories | 29 April
Read Time: 26 mins
This fortnight - dissecting the Super Mario flop,...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 29 April
By Pantograph Punch
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
Read Time: 21 mins
Duncan Greive looks at the dizzying heights and precipitous...
Music
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
By Duncan Greive
Why Must I Wait For Night? - The Restless Diaspora of Dan Taulapapa McMullin
Read Time: 8 mins
Daniel Satele profiles California-based Dan Taulapapa...
Art
Why Must I Wait For Night? - The Restless Diaspora of Dan Taulapapa McMullin
By Daniel Michael Satele
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
Read Time: 16 mins
Greg Bruce meets the Auckland man who did pass go...
Society
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
By Greg Bruce
Love Your Neighbour (Not Like That): How A Christian Education Taught Intolerance
Read Time: 16 mins
Ahead of tonight's historic final reading of the Marriage...
Documents and the Dead
Love Your Neighbour (Not Like That): How A Christian Education Taught Intolerance
By Paul Gallagher
Internet Histories | 15 April
Read Time: 16 mins
This fortnight - the possibilities of Snapchat and...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 15 April
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories: Easter Edition
Read Time: 26 mins
April Fool's special: Changes at the Pantograph Punch...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories: Easter Edition
By Pantograph Punch
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
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