Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Finding My LOL-mate

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Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Sydney-based stand-up comedian Rhys Nicholson hit big last year with a nomination for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Barry Award, and this year he returns to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with I’m Fine.

Rhys is a Sydney...

Theatre

Adam Goodall reviews No Science To Goodbye and finds a play that tries to combine poetry and naturalism, but never quite reaches the boil.

The spectre of climate change looms large over Annabel Wilson’s No Science To Goodbye. Frank, a glaciologist from Wanaka, has a front row seat to global warming, helplessly watching it eat away at Southland’s ice shelves. Between scenes he tells us about his...

Comedy

The weather is cooling down, the comedians are warming up – it's the first day of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival!

As a Comedy Festival taster this year, we thought we'd hear from the couplets, the lovers, the sweet twosomes that can be found in every corner of New Zealand's comedy scene. It sure can get lonely out there when it's just you and a microphone, so it's natural to fire some of that irrepressible...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Theatre
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Comedy
Finding My LOL-mate
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
Read Time: 23 mins
Claire Duncan and Jenna Todd travel to Barrytown,...
Society
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
By Claire Duncan
Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
Read Time: 21 mins
Nicola Verdon talks to Auckland artist Cushla Donaldson...
Art
Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
By Nicola Verdon
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
Read Time: 8 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bridget McKendry of Makercrate...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
By Brie Sherow
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
Read Time: 31 mins
Mihingarangi Forbes on the challenges of telling and...
Society
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
By Mihingarangi Forbes
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
On Some Qualities of Respect
Read Time: 18 mins
Philip Catton on respect - and what New Zealand lacks...
Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
By Philip Catton
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
Read Time: 4 mins
Janet McAllister on why the makers of the vagina posters...
Internet Histories
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
By Janet McAllister
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
Read Time: 18 mins
Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real...
Art
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
By Janet McAllister
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