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
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
Read Time: 10 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Amiria Kiddle as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
By Brie Sherow
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
Read Time: 26 mins
Trent Reznor wasn't the first industrial musician...
Music
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
By Joe Nunweek
On The Art of Spectacle with Singin' in the Rain
Read Time: 10 mins
Sam Brooks talks about how to bring creativity into...
Theatre
On The Art of Spectacle with Singin' in the Rain
By Sam Brooks
Review: Two Mortals
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Two Mortals
Theatre
Review: Two Mortals
By Adam Goodall
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Audrey Baldwin
Read Time: 8 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Audrey Baldwin as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Audrey Baldwin
By Brie Sherow
Review: Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow...
Theatre
Review: Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
By Sam Brooks
Kick The Can: How International Street Art Took Dunedin By Force
Read Time: 14 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on Dunedin's street art spat...
Art
Kick The Can: How International Street Art Took Dunedin By Force
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Silent Majority, Silent Democracy
Read Time: 17 mins
Rose Archer on the PM, Nixon and the TPPA
Society
Silent Majority, Silent Democracy
By Rose Archer
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