Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television

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Art

Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation, immediacy and feminism with artists Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause, Hannah Brontë and Esther Ige in light of the exhibition Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise.

Lana Lopesi: For many women of colour just existing and being is something which is inherently political. Leafa & Olga, I’ve heard you refer to yourself as a ‘black’ body, and I am curious that you make...

Literature

The shiny red apple in the fairy tale Snow White could be a metaphor for the role of food in fiction; it sometimes looks good enough to eat, but there is a chance it may be poisonous. In this essay, Karen Tay explores the portrayal of food in fiction, from the way it can evoke comfort or let a reader into the lives of others, to more problematic depictions of food that reinforce cultural stereotypes. 

The small...

Art

How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television influence popular opinion? Zita Joyce explains. 

New Zealand media and politicians have long had an uneasy relationship with art paid for by public money. Paul Holmes' attack on the 2005 Venice Biennale representative et al. and the 'braying dunny' was one of the more defining moments in public art criticism in recent decades.

Roger Horrocks...

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Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
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
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Two
Read Time: 9 mins
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Two
By Sam Brooks
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Final Week
Read Time: 23 mins
We've reached the home stretch of the New Zealand...
Theatre
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Final Week
By Pantograph Punch
Mine by Right: Copyright in Aotearoa
Read Time: 22 mins
In a knowledgeable essay, Elizabeth Heritage explores...
Literature
Mine by Right: Copyright in Aotearoa
By Elizabeth Heritage
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