Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

Featured

Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews the two shows which made up...
Theatre
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
By Melissa Laing
Under the Sheets: A Review of Paying For It - An Insider's Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry, Volume II
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday reviews an unconventional and deeply...
Theatre
Under the Sheets: A Review of Paying For It - An Insider's Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry, Volume II
By Shannon Friday
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
Read Time: 6 mins
Two new publishers remind us of art's love of the...
Art
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
By Lana Lopesi
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
Read Time: 15 mins
The abstracted violence of the white imagination in...
Art
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
By Lana Lopesi
Feminine Divine: A Review of Orchids
Read Time: 7 mins
Paul Young reviews the highly-anticipated new work...
Theatre
Feminine Divine: A Review of Orchids
By Paul Young
Hidden Romantic: A conversation with Dominic Hoey about Iceland
Read Time: 18 mins
Jackson Nieuwland talks to Dominic Hoey about his...
Literature
Hidden Romantic: A conversation with Dominic Hoey about Iceland
By Jackson Nieuwland
Interim
Read Time: 7 mins
Distracting you from our nation's political discomfort...
Literature
Interim
By Laura Borrowdale
State Housing in the First Person: A Review of Generation Housing NZ and I’ll see you at Orion
Read Time: 9 mins
There’s more poignant conversation in this housing...
Art
State Housing in the First Person: A Review of Generation Housing NZ and I’ll see you at Orion
By Lana Lopesi
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