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
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
Read Time: 20 mins
Matt Harnett speaks with Steve Braunias about his...
Profiles
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
By Matt Harnett
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
Read Time: 13 mins
Paul Gallagher trawls through the archives to bring...
Documents and the Dead
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
By Paul Gallagher
Internet Histories | 4 February
Read Time: 23 mins
This fortnight: The art of the profile, the future...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 4 February
By Pantograph Punch
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
Read Time: 9 mins
The site returns for 2013 in seer-like anticipation...
Society
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
By Joe Nunweek
Ten Things I Enjoyed in Auckland Theatre This Year
Read Time: 16 mins
Rosabel reflects on a year of Auckland theatre: what...
Theatre
Ten Things I Enjoyed in Auckland Theatre This Year
By Rosabel Tan
Panic On The Streets Of Auckland
Read Time: 14 mins
In a bookend to May’s Morrissey hip-hop piece, Joe...
Music
Panic On The Streets Of Auckland
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 10 December
Read Time: 33 mins
This fortnight - when secrecy begets good journalistic...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 10 December
By Pantograph Punch
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE
Read Time: 1 min
Photos, highlights and a full recording of the panel...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE
By Pantograph Punch
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