Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

Featured

Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Whakanuia: 6 Things Worth Celebrating in December 2017
Read Time: 4 mins
Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 6 Things Worth Celebrating in December 2017
By Pantograph Punch
Writing on the Wall? Fascism and Antifa Presence on the Streets of Eastern Europe.
Read Time: 16 mins
Murdoch Stephens travelled through Eastern Europe...
Society
Writing on the Wall? Fascism and Antifa Presence on the Streets of Eastern Europe.
By Murdoch Stephens
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
Read Time: 12 mins
Antony Millen responds to Michalia Arathimos' debut...
Literature
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
By Antony Millen
Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur
Read Time: 8 mins
Shannon Friday reviews the Circa Theatre production...
Theatre
Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur
By Shannon Friday
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
Read Time: 7 mins
Finnius Teppett's new script plays fast and loose...
Theatre
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
By Mia Gaudin
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
Read Time: 26 mins
Lachlan Taylor on the unending colonialism of Dick...
Art
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
By Lachlan Taylor
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
Read Time: 13 mins
In this essay, Justine Whitfield tells the story of...
Literature
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
By Justine Whitfield
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
Read Time: 30 mins
FAFSWAG have had a big year. As their third Basement...
Theatre
We're Here, We're Queer, We're Going Nowhere: FAFSWAG at The Basement in 2017
By Kate Prior
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