Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
Mild Conflict: A Review of In The Wars
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Art

What does a show of contemporary jewellery look like? Lucy Jackson considers the latest exhibition at The Dowse.

I wear four rings, my favourite formerly belonged to my mother. One day I tried it on and it was the perfect fit. I have had it on long term loan to me ever since. Aesthetically understated but sentimental –  like so much jewellery that is passed down through generations – this simple gold...

Theatre

Plateforme Théâtre's latest visits people, dogs and Barbie dolls on the ground in conflict zones around the world; Shannon Friday considers these vignettes and finds them weirdly similar.

A mentor once told me that we don’t find the universal by going big. Instead, we find it through familiar details in a strange setting. That sentiment is close to the premise of In The Wars, written by performer Juliet...

Literature

Her first book, The Invisible Rider, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. She's also one of New Zealand's busiest and effective literary publicists. Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talks to the multi-talented Kirsten McDougall about her second book, the gothic love story Tess, sex, special powers, and what it was like to be nineteen.

Sarah Jane Barnett: Describe the character of Tess for us...

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Art
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
Theatre
Mild Conflict: A Review of In The Wars
Literature
Hard Times and Pleasure: A Conversation with Kirsten McDougall
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
Read Time: 11 mins
Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
Read Time: 2 hrs, 38 mins
​Your daily coverage of this year’s New Zealand International...
Screen
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
By Pantograph Punch
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
Read Time: 23 mins
Michael Grimshaw asks what it means to be a Pākehā...
Literature
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
By Michael Grimshaw
An Art Matriarch: Why Maureen Lander is a Boss
Read Time: 17 mins
​Mata Aho reflect on tuakana and mentor Maureen Lander...
Art
An Art Matriarch: Why Maureen Lander is a Boss
By Mata Aho
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
Read Time: 52 mins
In a searing, articulate and informed essay, Vaughan...
Literature
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge
Read Time: 20 mins
Saziah Bashir talks to journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge...
Literature
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge
By Saziah Bashir
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika...
Screen
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
By Jacob Powell
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell reviews Gaylene Preston's documentary...
Screen
Banging On The Ceiling: A Review of My Year With Helen
By Jacob Powell
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