Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'

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The National Conversation

Incurious diodes illuminate the profit centres of South Capricornia, autodidact androids cut hot currency hedges on a midsummer day.

Autochthonous technopreneurs monetize ethnic purity as a niche mode, and tropicana theme nanobars offer three for one polar plunge deals

in a hyperborean happy hour in the Arctic of Capricorn. Post abundance ice cube makers replicated...

Theatre

Auckland Theatre Company has opened a rare remount of Briar Grace-Smith’s When Sun And Moon Collide. Kate Prior rediscovers its poetry, but finds it stymied by the production’s soapy literalness.

Dan Williams’ silk flats look like the reflective surface of the moon. Layers of them hang from the rig and push in behind the triangular frame of his dusty, unreflective, avocado-coloured tearooms. Like...

Theatre

Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation of Jean Genet's class satire The Maids

Seduction. It’s imagining the end of the fantasy before you experience it; quivering in anticipation, waiting for delivery of an unspoken promise. Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids, directed here by Sam Phillips (The Angry Brigade), starts with a seduction. Madame, regal in a shimmering blue silk robe, commands...

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Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Theatre
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
Read Time: 23 mins
Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
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