The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa

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Theatre

Finnius Teppett's new script plays fast and loose with narrative convention as it explores the complexity and inevitability of human connection. Mia Gaudin reviews it and finds that its pleasures ebb and flow.

Note: This review contains spoilers for Marine Snow.

Marine snow is a beautiful and disgusting phenomena. When plants and animals die and decay close to the ocean surface, it takes several...

Art

Lachlan Taylor on the unending colonialism of Dick Frizzell.

I don’t like Dick Frizzell. It’s hardly a controversial statement, and I am definitely not alone in saying it. Yet despite every impulse telling me that in 2017, the time for giving a shit about Dick Frizzell has long gone, it is a statement I find myself returning to again and again.

But Dick doesn’t care whether I like him or not. He...

Literature

In Aotearoa, one in four women will have an abortion and yet the topic remains taboo. In this essay, Justine Whitfield tells the story of her own abortion and invites men and women to participate in The Sparrow Project, an exhibition of accounts and artists’ responses aimed at broadening our understanding of abortion.

When my first child was born, he did not cry. He lay still for perhaps a second...

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Theatre
The Weight of Water: A Review of Marine Snow
Art
Tricky Dick: A Review of 'Something to Behold!'
Literature
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
Read Time: 8 mins
Ruia Taitea Creative on translating plays into Te...
Theatre
Ngā Hua o te Whakamāori: New Zealand Plays in Te Reo
By Kate Prior
Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
Read Time: 3 mins
The Great Wall (2016) by Nina Powles
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
By Nina Powles
Learning to love wisely
Read Time: 35 mins
What can one of the most violent videogames ever made...
Screen
Learning to love wisely
By Mark Mullen
Masculine/Feminine: A Conversation with Jo Randerson, Thomas LaHood, Cassandra Tse and James Cain
Read Time: 32 mins
Jessica Green and Adam Goodall sit down with the creators...
Theatre
Masculine/Feminine: A Conversation with Jo Randerson, Thomas LaHood, Cassandra Tse and James Cain
By Jessica Green
The Director's Stills: Jackie van Beek and The Inland Road
Read Time: 5 mins
Jackie van Beek's debut feature has its New Zealand...
Screen
The Director's Stills: Jackie van Beek and The Inland Road
By Kate Prior
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
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
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
Read Time: 17 mins
Theatre
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
By Pantograph Punch
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