Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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Society

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
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
Read Time: 4 mins
Rina Patel reviews Ali Foa'i's solo show, Thirsty....
Theatre
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
By Rina Patel
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
Read Time: 17 mins
An excerpt from Karen Healey's dystopian novel, When...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
By Karen Healey
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
Read Time: 16 mins
In Part 1 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, an electronic...
Screen
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
By Pantograph Punch
Feminine Mystique: A Review of Soft Tissue
Read Time: 8 mins
Ella Gilbert's solo show plays with ideas of constructed...
Theatre
Feminine Mystique: A Review of Soft Tissue
By Jess Bates
Whakanuia: 4 Things Worth Celebrating in October 2017
Read Time: 4 mins
​Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 4 Things Worth Celebrating in October 2017
By Pantograph Punch
Big Ups: 6 Things From August 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 7 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 6 Things From August 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
Le Téléphone Aphrodisiaque: A Review of Lobsters
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Lucy Marinkovich's dance/theatre...
Theatre
Le Téléphone Aphrodisiaque: A Review of Lobsters
By Adam Goodall
One Word, Masterpiece: A Review of Faces Places
Read Time: 4 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam considers Agnès Varda’s Faces...
Screen
One Word, Masterpiece: A Review of Faces Places
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
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