Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television

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Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation, immediacy and feminism with artists Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause, Hannah Brontë and Esther Ige in light of the exhibition Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise.

Lana Lopesi: For many women of colour just existing and being is something which is inherently political. Leafa & Olga, I’ve heard you refer to yourself as a ‘black’ body, and I am curious that you make...

Literature

The shiny red apple in the fairy tale Snow White could be a metaphor for the role of food in fiction; it sometimes looks good enough to eat, but there is a chance it may be poisonous. In this essay, Karen Tay explores the portrayal of food in fiction, from the way it can evoke comfort or let a reader into the lives of others, to more problematic depictions of food that reinforce cultural stereotypes. 

The small...

Art

How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television influence popular opinion? Zita Joyce explains. 

New Zealand media and politicians have long had an uneasy relationship with art paid for by public money. Paul Holmes' attack on the 2005 Venice Biennale representative et al. and the 'braying dunny' was one of the more defining moments in public art criticism in recent decades.

Roger Horrocks...

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Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Internet Histories | 13 May
Read Time: 29 mins
This fortnight: Playing the taxonomy game, communicating...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 13 May
By Pantograph Punch
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
Read Time: 28 mins
Max Harris was 26 and enjoying a dream job working...
Society
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
By Max Harris
This Could Be It
Read Time: 18 mins
Max Harris thought his spidery limbs, flat feet and...
Society
This Could Be It
By Max Harris
Three Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Joe Nunweek on school expulsions
Society
Three Boys
By Joe Nunweek
Built By Subtraction: Video Games as Minimalism
Read Time: 16 mins
Kieran Clarkin on Team ICO
Art
Built By Subtraction: Video Games as Minimalism
By Kieran Clarkin
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
Read Time: 13 mins
Eleanor Catton described a 'bullying' tone to some...
Literature
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
By Ross Brighton
Travelling Light
Read Time: 31 mins
Cherie Lacey looks back at the Colin McCahon's Victory...
Art
Travelling Light
By Cherie Lacey
An Interview with Martin Edmond
Read Time: 56 mins
Following his essay on exploring Martin Edmond's work...
Literature
An Interview with Martin Edmond
By Simon Comber
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