New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi

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Literature

Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby was barely on the shelves when a reviewer praised her as a writer of 'horrific skill.' And she is: this psychological thriller by the 2016 Adam Prize winner has topped the bestsellers list and captured readers.

We asked Jochems to choose a chapter for you from Baby. The story follows Cynthia who steals money from her father to pay for the boat Baby, a sanctuary for her...

Theatre

Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man, a new show of storytelling and song currently playing in Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season.

The 12-year-old was resistant. I haven’t really read that many X-Men comics, she said. But I put my evil stepmother foot down: you’re coming to a one-man autobiographical comedy about Wolverine and masculinity whether you want to or not. Look...

Literature

David Hall talks to Professor Dame Anne Salmond about her ambitious and extraordinary new book, Tears of Rangi, and the pressing societal questions it causes us to ask in 2017.

He iwi kē, he iwi kē, titiro atu, titiro mai!

One strange people, and another, looking at each other!

—a haka by Merimeri Penfold. 

There was a time, according to Mohi Turei, when the word māori meant ordinary, usual...

Featured

Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
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
Murmurings and Millennials: A Review of The Tomorrow People
Read Time: 28 mins
Yet another celebration of the emergent artist.
Art
Murmurings and Millennials: A Review of The Tomorrow People
By Chloe Geoghegan
Learning to love wisely
Read Time: 35 mins
What can one of the most violent videogames ever made...
Screen
Learning to love wisely
By Mark Mullen
Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady
Read Time: 6 mins
Shannon Friday goes to this all-singing, all-dancing...
Theatre
Mashing up the Meninist: A review of M'Lady
By Shannon Friday
Masculine/Feminine: A Conversation with Jo Randerson, Thomas LaHood, Cassandra Tse and James Cain
Read Time: 32 mins
Jessica Green and Adam Goodall sit down with the creators...
Theatre
Masculine/Feminine: A Conversation with Jo Randerson, Thomas LaHood, Cassandra Tse and James Cain
By Jessica Green
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
Read Time: 7 mins
Briar Lawry reads Pip Adam's The New Animals, and...
Literature
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
By Briar Lawry
The Muslim Problem
Read Time: 10 mins
Faisal Al-Asaad on how the Muslim experience is typified...
Society
The Muslim Problem
By Faisal Al-Asaad
Relative Opinions: A Review of Waru
Read Time: 1 min
Husband and wife duo, Jacob and Melissa Powell consider...
Screen
Relative Opinions: A Review of Waru
By Jacob Powell and Melissa Powell
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