The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa

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Theatre

Finnius Teppett's new script plays fast and loose with narrative convention as it explores the complexity and inevitability of human connection. Mia Gaudin reviews it and finds that its pleasures ebb and flow.

Note: This review contains spoilers for Marine Snow.

Marine snow is a beautiful and disgusting phenomena. When plants and animals die and decay close to the ocean surface, it takes several...

Art

Lachlan Taylor on the unending colonialism of Dick Frizzell.

I don’t like Dick Frizzell. It’s hardly a controversial statement, and I am definitely not alone in saying it. Yet despite every impulse telling me that in 2017, the time for giving a shit about Dick Frizzell has long gone, it is a statement I find myself returning to again and again.

But Dick doesn’t care whether I like him or not. He...

Literature

In Aotearoa, one in four women will have an abortion and yet the topic remains taboo. In this essay, Justine Whitfield tells the story of her own abortion and invites men and women to participate in The Sparrow Project, an exhibition of accounts and artists’ responses aimed at broadening our understanding of abortion.

When my first child was born, he did not cry. He lay still for perhaps a second...

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The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
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Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
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The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
A review of Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam
Read Time: 8 mins
Therese Lloyd reviews Brannavan Gnanalingam's latest...
Literature
A review of Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam
By Therese Lloyd
About Time: A Review of Leading Ladies
Read Time: 12 mins
Why has it taken so long to exhibit these women?
Art
About Time: A Review of Leading Ladies
By Jane Vial
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
Read Time: 9 mins
In this essay for a younger reader, Kate Prior explores...
Theatre
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
By Kate Prior
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
Read Time: 21 mins
Kate Prior is excited about the publication of the...
Theatre
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
By Kate Prior
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
Read Time: 5 mins
Director Ben Henson's bold Auckland Theatre Company...
Theatre
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
By Sam Brooks
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
Read Time: 13 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Aotearotica editor, Laura...
Literature
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Under, a "modern day memory play...
Theatre
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
By Adam Goodall
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
Read Time: 8 mins
Elizabeth Morton reviews Flow: Whanganui River Poems...
Literature
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
By Elizabeth Morton
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