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
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
Read Time: 9 mins
Alice Miller on our cultural reluctance (or is it...
Society
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
By Alice Miller
Internet Histories | 18 March
Read Time: 15 mins
This Fortnight: Dirty Girls, bad editors, lamenting...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 18 March
By Pantograph Punch
Low Art, High Commerce: Clara Chon and Blue Blank
Read Time: 8 mins
We welcome our new art columnist, Daniel Satele to...
Art
Low Art, High Commerce: Clara Chon and Blue Blank
By Daniel Michael Satele
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
Read Time: 10 mins
Greg Bruce reflects on an extraordinarily dull evening...
Art
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
By Greg Bruce
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
Read Time: 8 mins
Excerpts from 'Commonly Occurring', a guide for the...
Art
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
By Melissa Laing
Internet Histories | 18 February
Read Time: 16 mins
Jean Shepherd and the Hurling Invective, spaces made...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 18 February
By Pantograph Punch
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
Read Time: 18 mins
Uther Dean on what's wrong with the Fringe, and why...
Theatre
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
By Uther Dean
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
Read Time: 23 mins
For what does it profit a man to watch 7pm current...
Features
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
By Joe Nunweek
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