Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’

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“What would you do if you came this close to death and were then offered seven years of funding to do anything you wanted?” It’s the question ex-Wellingtonian and Oxford transplant Max Harris asks himself at the beginning of his first book, only to face mirth aplenty when he avows his intention to write about New Zealand politics. With good reason, on the face of it - from the outside, it's an impossibly...

Literature

Andrew Dean considers his family's heritage as Jewish refugees, his formidable great-aunt Frances, and the important and often misused relationship between nostalgia and politics.

One weekend afternoon, at the end of the last northern summer, I was in my back garden, working on my thesis, drinking a cup of tea, and eating a biscuit. On this afternoon I was listening to Bach – the Brandenburg concertos...

Art

iPhone dependencies, ‘self-tracking’ and gender, Hana Pera Aoake thinks through art making in a proto-digital age.

When I first got my iPhone I was obsessed with asking Siri different questions, in part out of loneliness. Siri was a friend. Sometimes a friend who was annoying and interrupted you, much like Clippy, the animated paper clip or Microsoft office assistant from the mid-noughties or perhaps more ominously...

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Literature
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Literature
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Art
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’
Loose Canons: Robin Ince
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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Robin Ince
By Robin Ince
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
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Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation...
Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
By Lana Lopesi
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
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Karen Tay explores the role of food in fiction, from...
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
By Karen Tay
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
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How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television...
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
By Zita Joyce
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
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Louise Tu'u is a playwright, director and curator....
Theatre
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
By Louise Tu'u
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
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We premiere The Map Room's video for 'Hold Me Up To...
Music
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
By Simon Gooding
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
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"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says...
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
By Sam Brooks
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
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The First Time is a production of a new script by...
Theatre
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
By Hannah Banks
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