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
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
What Would Jack Do?: A Review of "Passio"
Read Time: 11 mins
Alex Taylor finds an exquisite corpse exhumed.
Music
What Would Jack Do?: A Review of "Passio"
By Alex Taylor
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Read Time: 6 mins
"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says...
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
By Sam Brooks
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
Read Time: 5 mins
As part of Spec-Fic Month, Elizabeth Heritage reports...
Literature
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
By Elizabeth Heritage
Home: New Writing Giveaway
Read Time: 1 min
We have three copies of Home: New Writing to give...
Literature
Home: New Writing Giveaway
By Pantograph Punch
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 8 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Anya Tate-Manning
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Anya Tate-Manning
By Anya Tate-Manning
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
Read Time: 9 mins
What does a show of contemporary jewellery look like...
Art
Handshaking with Emotion: A Review of Handshake 3: Reflect
By Lucy Jackson
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