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
Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
Read Time: 7 mins
Chris Danger on Gallipoli and Tony Abbott militarising...
Society
Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
By Chris McIntyre
From the Cutting Room Floor: Fallout
Read Time: 18 mins
We chat to the cast and crew of Fallout about their...
Theatre
From the Cutting Room Floor: Fallout
By Rosabel Tan
Review: Don Juan
Read Time: 6 mins
Adam Goodall reviews A Slightly Isolated Dog's Don...
Theatre
Review: Don Juan
By Adam Goodall
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
Read Time: 19 mins
From her base on the Kapiti Coast, one woman is realising...
Music
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
By Claire Duncan
When The Truth Starts Trending
Read Time: 16 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on the brave new world sexual...
Society
When The Truth Starts Trending
By Eloise Callister-Baker
The Great Indifferent Censor
Read Time: 5 mins
Let's not mistake content moderation for moral reasoning...
Art
The Great Indifferent Censor
By Joe Nunweek
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 15 October
Read Time: 14 mins
The unmasking of the biggest troll on the web, the...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 15 October
By Pantograph Punch
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