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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
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Music
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
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In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
Theatre
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
By Rosabel Tan
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Internet Histories
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
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I spoke at a panel discussion on New Zealand Music...
Music
Eight days until I can just listen to The Boss again
By Joe Nunweek
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Read Time: 5 mins
Naturally, the batshit insane personalities and policies...
Society
Ten Republican Primary Campaign Videos You Have To See
By Joe Nunweek
'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper
Read Time: 3 mins
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Internet Histories
'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper
By Joe Nunweek
Ten Short Stories I Enjoyed This Year
Read Time: 24 mins
Highlights from a year spent reading short stories...
Features
Ten Short Stories I Enjoyed This Year
By Rosabel Tan
No Future/No, Future (Part Two)
Read Time: 16 mins
The 2008 general election produced the lowest voter...
Features
No Future/No, Future (Part Two)
By Joe Nunweek
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