There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve

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"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy." The premise of Every Brilliant Thing is deceptively simple, but Sam Brooks finds it profoundly, and deeply affecting.

There were a couple of hundred people on Tuesday night in the audience at Every Brilliant Thing. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that everybody in that audience has known somebody...

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The First Time is a production of a new script by emerging playwright Courtney Rose Brown which won Highly Commended in Playmarket's Playwrights b425 Competition last year. In this first production, Hannah Banks discovers a play still requiring some working through the creases but full of potential.

The First Time by Courtney Rose Brown is all about people experiencing a dramatic change in their...

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In Dave Armstrong's Anzac Eve, four millennials sit on top of Anzac Cove, arguing about Anzac Day and the myths that form its foundation. As the show embarks on a New Zealand tour, Adam Goodall tries to figure out what it wants to say.

It’s a weird bit of serendipity that Anzac Eve began its national tour 90 minutes after the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book, Hit & Run. Hager and...

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There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
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Mixed Confessionals: A Review of The First Time
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Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
Anatomy of a Non-Review: On Responding to 'Manifesto 2083'
Read Time: 15 mins
Nothing like a good old criticism stoush. Last week...
Theatre
Anatomy of a Non-Review: On Responding to 'Manifesto 2083'
By Adam Goodall
Mine by Right: Copyright in Aotearoa
Read Time: 22 mins
In a knowledgeable essay, Elizabeth Heritage explores...
Literature
Mine by Right: Copyright in Aotearoa
By Elizabeth Heritage
A New Pair of Bike Pants: A Conversation with Ashleigh Young on Winning a Windham-Campbell
Read Time: 7 mins
Poet and essayist Ashleigh Young has been announced...
Literature
A New Pair of Bike Pants: A Conversation with Ashleigh Young on Winning a Windham-Campbell
By Sarah Jane Barnett
A Breath of Fresh Air: A Review of 'One Thousand Ropes'
Read Time: 5 mins
Lana Lopesi considers the contradictionary nature...
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A Breath of Fresh Air: A Review of 'One Thousand Ropes'
By Lana Lopesi
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
Read Time: 11 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to American writer and critic...
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Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice
Read Time: 21 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
Literature
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice
By Pantograph Punch
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Final Week
Read Time: 23 mins
We've reached the home stretch of the New Zealand...
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The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Final Week
By Pantograph Punch
What Was Old Is New Again: A Review of Yellow Face
Read Time: 8 mins
Moana Ete reviews Red Scare Theatre's new production...
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What Was Old Is New Again: A Review of Yellow Face
By Moana Ete
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