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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Art

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
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
Read Time: 8 mins
Dozens of images of Justin Bieber - on tour, asleep...
Art
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
By Daniel Michael Satele
Out at Sea: On Taking a Year off and Building a Boat
Read Time: 28 mins
Society
Out at Sea: On Taking a Year off and Building a Boat
By Melissa Laing
Review: The Book of Everything
Read Time: 3 mins
Joseph Harper on Silo Theatre's The Book of Everything...
Theatre
Review: The Book of Everything
By Joseph Harper
On The Book of Everything
Read Time: 9 mins
Sam Brooks on The Book of Everything, Silo Theatre...
Theatre
On The Book of Everything
By Sam Brooks
The Redeemer of Lost Time
Read Time: 12 mins
Anthonie Tonnon's new album Successor pits baby-boomers...
Music
The Redeemer of Lost Time
By Hayden Donnell
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
Read Time: 22 mins
Amanda Morrissey-Brown on art crime in NZ
Art
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
By Amanda Morrissey-Brown
Shutting Themselves In
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Shutting Themselves In
By Hugh Lilly
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
Read Time: 15 mins
Edward Miller on the price - and journey - of bananas...
Society
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
By Edward Miller
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