Society

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
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Read Time: 8 mins
In January this year, a light fitting fell three metres...
Society
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
By Hayden Donnell
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
Read Time: 9 mins
We wade in, slightly late and a little out of breath...
Society
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
By Pantograph Punch
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
Society
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
Read Time: 32 mins
2013 finds the state of American journalism in a non...
Society
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
By Joe Nunweek
A House of One's Own: Building The DOGBOX
Read Time: 21 mins
A steep section, a tiny budget and four untrained...
Society
A House of One's Own: Building The DOGBOX
By Sally Ogle
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
Read Time: 23 mins
After years of fearful prophecy, prostitution was...
Society
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
By Kieran Clarkin
Aping Intolerance
Read Time: 10 mins
What happens when Australians post hate-speech online...
Society
Aping Intolerance
By Matt Harnett
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
Read Time: 33 mins
As you're growing up, you're told you can be anything...
Society
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
By Alec Hutchinson
Christchurch: The Transitional City
Read Time: 5 mins
Six temporary projects from a city still dealing with...
Art
Christchurch: The Transitional City
By Barnaby Bennett
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
Read Time: 15 mins
The annual list that tells us what NZ's politicians...
Society
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
By Joe Nunweek
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
Read Time: 17 mins
Kieran Clarkin didn't go looking for some great American...
Art
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
By Kieran Clarkin
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
Read Time: 12 mins
In 2007, poet Greg Kan was sent from the country he...
Society
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
By Greg Kan
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
Read Time: 12 mins
Rakhi Kumar claimed her challenge to Michelle Obama...
Music
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
By Madeleine Holden
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
Read Time: 16 mins
Greg Bruce meets the Auckland man who did pass go...
Society
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
By Greg Bruce
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
Read Time: 9 mins
Alice Miller on our cultural reluctance (or is it...
Society
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
By Alice Miller
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
Read Time: 9 mins
The site returns for 2013 in seer-like anticipation...
Society
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
By Joe Nunweek
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
Read Time: 21 mins
Matt Harnett talks to Nicky Hager on mass media, democracy...
Society
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
By Matt Harnett
Exclusive: The Opening Address of Tedx Auckland
Read Time: 8 mins
Ahead of this weekend's inaugural Auckland TED talks...
Society
Exclusive: The Opening Address of Tedx Auckland
By Joe Nunweek
From Each According To His Need:  How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
Read Time: 11 mins
This week, guest writer Kyle Rainsford talks about...
Society
From Each According To His Need: How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
By Kyle Rainsford
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Today, we wrap up our love affair with Kim Dotcom...
Society
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
By Matt Harnett
My Swim With Kim
Read Time: 14 mins
As Kim Dotcom's court case drags on, so too does our...
Society
My Swim With Kim
By Jose Barbosa
Truth and Reconciliation
Read Time: 3 mins
How does a nation go about 'replacing myth with fact...
Society
Truth and Reconciliation
By Matt Harnett
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
Read Time: 2 mins
The scandal-stricken Accident Compensation Commission...
Society
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
By Joe Nunweek
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
Read Time: 4 mins
In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
Theatre
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
By Rosabel Tan
Ten Republican Primary Campaign Videos You Have To See
Read Time: 5 mins
Naturally, the batshit insane personalities and policies...
Society
Ten Republican Primary Campaign Videos You Have To See
By Joe Nunweek
No Future/No, Future (Part One)
Read Time: 8 mins
"Voter turnout has been decreasing in most established...
Society
No Future/No, Future (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
Brief, Totally Non-Electoral Update Because We Love Books
Read Time: 1 min
Don't vote for anyone who is a dick on election day...
Literature
Brief, Totally Non-Electoral Update Because We Love Books
By Joe Nunweek
SlutWalk, or, Protest In The Age of Brands
Read Time: 13 mins
Society
SlutWalk, or, Protest In The Age of Brands
By Joe Nunweek
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