Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh

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Already a lover of cinema and the sea, Doug Dillaman considers Dr. Erika Balsom's new book and curatorial projects within a wider world of watery imagery on screen.

 

I: An Oceanic Feeling, the book.

Here, the ocean and the cinema – united by inhuman animus and a penchant for flux – conspire to dislodge man from his pedestal.

Erika Balsom

An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea is the result...

Theatre

White Man Behind A Desk Robbie Nicol leaves his desk behind in this new hour of jokes, pratfalls and thought leadership... for one specific thought, anyway. New Volumes writer George Fenwick reviews the TED-esque end result.

There isn’t really a desk in WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading, at least not in the way with which fans of Robbie Nicol’s White Man Behind A Desk YouTube channel might be familiar....

Theatre

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Lori Leigh is professional playwright, dramaturg, and theatre director based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has received several awards and nominations for her work, including the 2017 Playmarket Adam NZ Play Award (Runner-up) for her play Uneasy...

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