There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve

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"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy." The premise of Every Brilliant Thing is deceptively simple, but Sam Brooks finds it profoundly, and deeply affecting.

There were a couple of hundred people on Tuesday night in the audience at Every Brilliant Thing. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that everybody in that audience has known somebody...

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The First Time is a production of a new script by emerging playwright Courtney Rose Brown which won Highly Commended in Playmarket's Playwrights b425 Competition last year. In this first production, Hannah Banks discovers a play still requiring some working through the creases but full of potential.

The First Time by Courtney Rose Brown is all about people experiencing a dramatic change in their...

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In Dave Armstrong's Anzac Eve, four millennials sit on top of Anzac Cove, arguing about Anzac Day and the myths that form its foundation. As the show embarks on a New Zealand tour, Adam Goodall tries to figure out what it wants to say.

It’s a weird bit of serendipity that Anzac Eve began its national tour 90 minutes after the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book, Hit & Run. Hager and...

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Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Theatre
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
Theatre
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
A Warning and A Plea
Read Time: 14 mins
Saziah Bashir on Trump's Muslim ban, and our disastrous...
Society
A Warning and A Plea
By Saziah Bashir
Mimicry, Nepotism and Jeff Probst: A call for the evolution of New Zealand literature
Read Time: 6 mins
Holly Hunter, publisher of the journal Mimicry, argues...
Literature
Mimicry, Nepotism and Jeff Probst: A call for the evolution of New Zealand literature
By Holly Hunter
Waitangi Mon Amour
Read Time: 9 mins
Artists and writers share their illuminating, provocative...
Society
Waitangi Mon Amour
By Pantograph Punch
Pull up the roots: Review of ‘On the Origin of Art’
Read Time: 22 mins
Doug Dillaman gets the inside perspective from Brian...
Art
Pull up the roots: Review of ‘On the Origin of Art’
By Doug Dillaman
Blenheimer Rhapsody
Read Time: 28 mins
Mark Mullen describes growing up in the Blenheim of...
Music
Blenheimer Rhapsody
By Mark Mullen
Contemplating the Absence: Children's Grief and Art
Read Time: 14 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker attends a art workshop for...
Art
Contemplating the Absence: Children's Grief and Art
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Body of Evidence: An essay on harassment
Read Time: 12 mins
In this anonymous and disturbing essay, the writer...
Literature
Body of Evidence: An essay on harassment
By Pantograph Punch
Locked out of the studio: On ‘The Creative Life of Anne McCahon'
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacqueline Fahey reflects on Anne Hamblett McCahon...
Art
Locked out of the studio: On ‘The Creative Life of Anne McCahon'
By Jacqueline Fahey
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