New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi

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Literature

Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby was barely on the shelves when a reviewer praised her as a writer of 'horrific skill.' And she is: this psychological thriller by the 2016 Adam Prize winner has topped the bestsellers list and captured readers.

We asked Jochems to choose a chapter for you from Baby. The story follows Cynthia who steals money from her father to pay for the boat Baby, a sanctuary for her...

Theatre

Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man, a new show of storytelling and song currently playing in Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season.

The 12-year-old was resistant. I haven’t really read that many X-Men comics, she said. But I put my evil stepmother foot down: you’re coming to a one-man autobiographical comedy about Wolverine and masculinity whether you want to or not. Look...

Literature

David Hall talks to Professor Dame Anne Salmond about her ambitious and extraordinary new book, Tears of Rangi, and the pressing societal questions it causes us to ask in 2017.

He iwi kē, he iwi kē, titiro atu, titiro mai!

One strange people, and another, looking at each other!

—a haka by Merimeri Penfold. 

There was a time, according to Mohi Turei, when the word māori meant ordinary, usual...

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Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
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Screen
Stubborn Bloody-Mindedness and Making Friends with the Unknown
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Loose Canons: Alice Canton
Read Time: 4 mins
Alice Canton is a performer and theatre artist based...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
By Alice Canton
But Never Without Tenderness, or, Do Fascists Like Music?
Read Time: 31 mins
Duncan Allan assesses the value of the music behind...
Music
But Never Without Tenderness, or, Do Fascists Like Music?
By Duncan Allan
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Art
Destined for Extinction: Elam's Huia House
By Eloise Callister-Baker
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Read Time: 6 mins
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Knockouts
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating in September 2017
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 8 mins
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Theatre
Back To War: A Review of Caging Skies
By Maraea Rakuraku
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Read Time: 9 mins
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Theatre
Scorched Earth: A Review of The Night Mechanics
By Adam Goodall
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Read Time: 11 mins
Miriama Aoake considers mana wāhine in post-colonial...
Society
Ko wai ahau? Papatūānuku and I
By Miriama Aoake
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