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
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
Read Time: 10 mins
Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa...
Literature
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Unmoored Melancholy: A Review of Uncle Vanya
Read Time: 9 mins
Erin Harrington reviews Chekhov's classic.
Theatre
Unmoored Melancholy: A Review of Uncle Vanya
By Erin Harrington
The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner
Read Time: 9 mins
Shannon Friday reviews PlayGround Collective's latest...
Theatre
The Plastic Heart of the Modern Mariner
By Shannon Friday
Pacific Futures
Read Time: 5 mins
After two Pōneke seasons, Tāmaki audiences can now...
Theatre
Pacific Futures
By Madeleine De Young
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Two
Read Time: 9 mins
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Two
By Sam Brooks
The Cost And Value Of Care
Read Time: 20 mins
Annaleese Jochems on the importance, and precarity...
Society
The Cost And Value Of Care
By Annaleese Jochems
Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017
Read Time: 7 mins
Doug Dillaman on the documentaries you can't miss...
Screen
Art on the arts: DocEdge Picks 2017
By Doug Dillaman
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks on how a German absurdist comedy unravels...
Theatre
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
By Sam Brooks
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