Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones

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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...

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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...

Theatre

Mia Gaudin reviews Eamonn Marra's I, Will Jones – some deft storytelling about being a bit lost.

Theatre Editor Adam Goodall directed this production but don't worry, he had nothing to do with this review.

Eamonn Marra is a cool adult name. So says Marra playing (being?) himself in his latest performance I, Will Jones. Say it again, out loud: Eamonn Marra, Eamonn Marra. Get a chant going. You’re probably saying...

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