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...

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Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
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Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
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Cian Elyse White is an actor, playwright and producer...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Cian Elyse White
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Review: Call of the Sparrows
Read Time: 5 mins
Call of the Sparrows has all the hallmarks of a debut...
Theatre
Review: Call of the Sparrows
By Sam Brooks
Cola spume up the walls: A review of Anne Imhof’s ‘Angst II’
Read Time: 7 mins
Matthew Crookes on one of this year’s must-sees for...
Art
Cola spume up the walls: A review of Anne Imhof’s ‘Angst II’
By Matthew Crookes
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
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Lana Lopesi on Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s latest...
Art
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
By Lana Lopesi
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
Read Time: 24 mins
Orlando Edmonds on what James Baldwin still has to...
Society
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
By Orlando Edmonds
Self-Determination and The Struggle: Kyle Powys Whyte on Standing Rock
Read Time: 21 mins
David Hall talks to Citizen Potawatomi Nation philosopher...
Society
Self-Determination and The Struggle: Kyle Powys Whyte on Standing Rock
By David Hall
Resistance Cinema in a Seller's Market
Read Time: 23 mins
In a polemical world, is good documentary withering...
Screen
Resistance Cinema in a Seller's Market
By Doug Dillaman
Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
Read Time: 7 mins
The laying down of a challenge and the space between...
Art
Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
By Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala
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