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...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
Read Time: 15 mins
Helen McNeil on a flashpoint in industrial action,...
Society
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
By Helen McNeil
“Who let you into the building?!”
Read Time: 10 mins
Artist and designer Biljana Popovic and curator Elle...
Art
“Who let you into the building?!”
By Elle Loui August
Loose Canons: Uther Dean
Read Time: 8 mins
Playwright and comedian Uther Dean fills us in on...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Uther Dean
By Uther Dean
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
The Forces Running Through: A Conversation with Pip Adam
Read Time: 25 mins
Kiran Dass talks to Pip Adam about her novel The New...
Literature
The Forces Running Through: A Conversation with Pip Adam
By Kiran Dass
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
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
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
Read Time: 26 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
By Sarah Jane Barnett
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