Society

On Creative Nonfiction
Read Time: 15 mins
Why is journalism represented as 'the truth' when...
Society
On Creative Nonfiction
By Geum Hye Kim
Washington DC in the Prime Minister’s Shadow
Read Time: 9 mins
An excerpt from James Robinson's new book, Voyages...
Society
Washington DC in the Prime Minister’s Shadow
By James Robinson
Death of a Celebrity Crush
Read Time: 12 mins
When Soong Phoon was twelve, she fell in love with...
Screen
Death of a Celebrity Crush
By Soong Phoon
My Night at the Canon Media Awards
Read Time: 6 mins
Giovanni Tiso's brilliant take on the Canon Media...
Literature
My Night at the Canon Media Awards
By Giovanni Tiso
Bringing Up Bully: 'Penny Arcade' and Growing Up on the Internet
Read Time: 18 mins
The internet's first creative boom was heralded as...
Art
Bringing Up Bully: 'Penny Arcade' and Growing Up on the Internet
By Rory MacKinnon
Cracked Actor: The Hating of Kristen Stewart and Hollywood Deformance
Read Time: 18 mins
Eternally brooding, a high-minded reader, and roundly...
Screen
Cracked Actor: The Hating of Kristen Stewart and Hollywood Deformance
By Soong Phoon
A Modest Deposit
Read Time: 10 mins
First home-buyers have a choice: rent and be damned...
Society
A Modest Deposit
By Joe Nunweek
A Portrait of the Researcher as a Patient Man
Read Time: 11 mins
J.C Beaglehole's towering work on the travels of Captain...
Literature
A Portrait of the Researcher as a Patient Man
By Will Pollard
In the Shadows of War: Conflict and Israel's Music Scene
Read Time: 30 mins
Chris McIntyre travels to Israel and examines how...
Music
In the Shadows of War: Conflict and Israel's Music Scene
By Chris McIntyre
Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013
Read Time: 17 mins
In case you missed them, and in case you need something...
Art
Pantograph Picks: Our Top Reads of 2013
By Pantograph Punch
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
They're seen as the stuff of 1950s housewife kitsch...
Society
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
Read Time: 10 mins
Sad rap - samples of sobbing women and mournful anime...
Music
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
By Madeleine Holden
Distant Stills in Our Lives
Read Time: 24 mins
It's a condition of doubt. Of obsession and anxiety...
Society
Distant Stills in Our Lives
By Lee Posna
We Can't Stop
Read Time: 17 mins
We just can't get over Miley Cyrus, except for when...
Music
We Can't Stop
By Claire Duncan
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Pure Anger
Read Time: 19 mins
Last month, seventeen people ran for the most powerful...
Society
Pure Anger
By Joe Nunweek
Oh, The Places You'll Go
Read Time: 23 mins
Yasmin Chilmeran explores what it means to be an immigrant...
Society
Oh, The Places You'll Go
By Yasmin Chilmeran
This Broken Ladder: Why Women Still Can’t Make It In The Legal Profession
Read Time: 26 mins
Admissions of female lawyers have outnumbered males...
Society
This Broken Ladder: Why Women Still Can’t Make It In The Legal Profession
By Di White
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
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