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
Powerful people tied up in knots: a review of 'The Mikado'
Read Time: 15 mins
Yellowface jeopardises Gilbert and Sullivan’s true...
Theatre
Powerful people tied up in knots: a review of 'The Mikado'
By Alex Taylor
SCUM and Bluebells: The New Poetics of Alice Birch
Read Time: 10 mins
A manifesto exploding the legacy of language, Revolt...
Theatre
SCUM and Bluebells: The New Poetics of Alice Birch
By Kate Prior
Loose Canons: Moana Ete
Read Time: 9 mins
Multi-talented Wellington artist Moana Ete is of Ngai...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Moana Ete
By Moana Ete
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
Read Time: 24 mins
Orlando Edmonds on what James Baldwin still has to...
Society
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
By Orlando Edmonds
She Will Make Noise: A Review of Hot Brown Honey
Read Time: 6 mins
The Hot Brown Honeys are fierce and with the music...
Theatre
She Will Make Noise: A Review of Hot Brown Honey
By Madeleine De Young
Loose Canons: Martyn Roberts
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Martyn Roberts
By Martyn Roberts
Welcome to Our House: A Review of FEMSLICK
Read Time: 4 mins
FEMSLICK, is one of those rare works where we are...
Theatre
Welcome to Our House: A Review of FEMSLICK
By Sam Brooks
American Journal
Read Time: 15 mins
Writer Courtney Sina Meredith shares vivid, mesmerising...
Literature
American Journal
By Courtney Sina Meredith
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