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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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
Lee Mingwei on Creating Acts of Kindness
Read Time: 21 mins
Rosabel Tan talks to Lee Mingwei about forging connections...
Art
Lee Mingwei on Creating Acts of Kindness
By Rosabel Tan
Bogeymen on the Beach
Read Time: 14 mins
Police unofficially restricting women’s access to...
Society
Bogeymen on the Beach
By Janet McAllister
Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
Read Time: 25 mins
In this photo-essay, Matt Bialostocki considers the...
Literature
Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
By Matt Bialostocki
Pride and Fear
Read Time: 11 mins
Ella Grace McPherson Newton on demanding pride from...
Society
Pride and Fear
By Ella Grace McPherson-Newton
Ka Pū Te Ruha, Ka Hao Te Rangatahi Māori Identities in the Twenty-first Century
Read Time: 22 mins
Literature
Ka Pū Te Ruha, Ka Hao Te Rangatahi Māori Identities in the Twenty-first Century
By Pantograph Punch
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
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