There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve

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"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy." The premise of Every Brilliant Thing is deceptively simple, but Sam Brooks finds it profoundly, and deeply affecting.

There were a couple of hundred people on Tuesday night in the audience at Every Brilliant Thing. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that everybody in that audience has known somebody...

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The First Time is a production of a new script by emerging playwright Courtney Rose Brown which won Highly Commended in Playmarket's Playwrights b425 Competition last year. In this first production, Hannah Banks discovers a play still requiring some working through the creases but full of potential.

The First Time by Courtney Rose Brown is all about people experiencing a dramatic change in their...

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In Dave Armstrong's Anzac Eve, four millennials sit on top of Anzac Cove, arguing about Anzac Day and the myths that form its foundation. As the show embarks on a New Zealand tour, Adam Goodall tries to figure out what it wants to say.

It’s a weird bit of serendipity that Anzac Eve began its national tour 90 minutes after the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book, Hit & Run. Hager and...

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Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Theatre
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
Theatre
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
The 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards finalists are...
Read Time: 4 mins
We're down to the sixteen finalists in the 2017 Ockham...
Literature
The 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards finalists are...
By Pantograph Punch
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
Read Time: 11 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to American writer and critic...
Literature
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 22 mins
Cellfish, a new play created by Miriama McDowell,...
Theatre
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
By Kate Prior
Peter and the Wolf
Read Time: 22 mins
Justine Jungersen-Smith on storytales, environmental...
Literature
Peter and the Wolf
By Justine Jungersen-Smith
The (quieter) romance of suburban rail
Read Time: 37 mins
Melissa Laing on first kisses and poetry on Auckland...
Society
The (quieter) romance of suburban rail
By Melissa Laing
A New Pair of Bike Pants: A Conversation with Ashleigh Young on Winning a Windham-Campbell
Read Time: 7 mins
Poet and essayist Ashleigh Young has been announced...
Literature
A New Pair of Bike Pants: A Conversation with Ashleigh Young on Winning a Windham-Campbell
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Loose Canons: Alexa Wilson
Read Time: 9 mins
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alexa Wilson
By Alexa Wilson
Anatomy of a Non-Review: On Responding to 'Manifesto 2083'
Read Time: 15 mins
Nothing like a good old criticism stoush. Last week...
Theatre
Anatomy of a Non-Review: On Responding to 'Manifesto 2083'
By Adam Goodall
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