Joe Nunweek

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Joe was a Senior Editor for The Pantograph Punch until 2018, he has written for Overland, Real Groove, Volume (RIP), Sunday, 1972 and The Spinoff, and likes stories about how we got here and where we're going. He lives in Melbourne, where he works in community law.

Everything By: Joe Nunweek


The Whole Sorry Lot

Joe Nunweek on regret, contrition and what we expect out of our leaders.


We talk to Tim Neale about his book on colonial legacies and mixed intentions in Australia's North


Joe Nunweek chats to Max Harris about his ambitious new book and political possibility in Aotearoa


Review: Don't Dream It's Over

Joe Nunweek on Freerange Press's roundtable on the future of journalism


Among the Beech

Joe Nunweek on the book behind 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'


Joe Nunweek on when big data nationalism goes nowhere


Joe Nunweek talks to Suede's Mat Osman


The Kill List

Joe Nunweek on his most-hated annual news event


Ten or so TPPA Deep Cuts

Joe Nunweek on what we've learnt about the TPPA so far


The Great Indifferent Censor

Let's not mistake content moderation for moral reasoning.


Oscar Week: Apt Pupil

Joe Nunweek on Whiplash's cinema of unease


Three Boys

Joe Nunweek on school expulsions


Following the Internet Party's political obliteration, Joe Nunweek looks back at a prescient speech Mana leader Hone Harawira gave in August 2013, and asks what makes people converge around "the internet" as a political brand at all.


Critics were never quite adored, but they once commanded a certain respect. At the recent Melbourne Writers' Festival, Sydney Review of Books editor James Ley took Joe Nunweek through his history of half a dozen of the best, the public role of the critic, and how his publication is establishing itself in a midst of a rocky time for longform criticism.


Hope and Wire: Part Three

Did you watch 'Hope And Wire' to the end? If you didn't, it pulled finger in the end, with a mixture of optimistic fairy-tale gloss and uneasy gloom. Also a ukelele, though.


Hope And Wire: Part Two

Time passes slowly.


Hope And Wire: Part One

The first episode of Hope and Wire does a lot of lining up its performers for one singular, terrible event. When it doesn't work, it's terrible; the good news is that once that event takes place, it starts to work a lot more than it doesn't.


Alone On The Ice: Erebus Operation Overdue

The docudrama commemorating 35 years since NZ’s deadliest peacetime disaster is an extraordinarily slick and moving piece of filmmaking, all the more so for zeroing in an overlooked slice of the aftermath.


Review: Joseph Moore, Young Comedy Billionaire

Joseph Moore's Comedy Festival set is clever, ambitious, thematically unified, and consistently, immensely funny.


Review: Reginald D Hunter

American comedian has some ascerbic and very funny points to make. Pity he keeps pausing to flog a dead horse.


Review: Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg is avowedly the second-most famous working-class anthem peddler to play in Auckland this month, for obvious reasons. But seeing him solo and with band at the Powerstation on 25th March made a compelling argument for why he's the best.


Our best chance to get contemporary New Zealand art in the international spotlight comes but once every two years. So why have we given it to someone who left the country over 50 years ago, and what does it say about us?


He's best known to the 21st century as central Auckland's best monument - but a new biography of six-time Auckland mayor Sir Dove-Myer Robinson showcases a man with ideas forty years ahead of their time, and reminds us how history can repeat, especially in local government.

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'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper

Robbie Cooper (b.1969) is a British artist working in photography, video, and explorable 3D. His work focuses on the similarities and differences between how people present themselves in reality, and their online personas.


Police Story


Two American Cartoonists In The Workplace



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Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light


Bill Viola: "The Raft" (2004)

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Safy Etiel (aka Safy SNIPER)


The Greatest Fall Interview Ever

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The Space Race Is Over

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Whangarei, September 18

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The Many Moods of Malcolm Tucker


Ballard, Sheffield, and Waiting to Die

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The Outbursts of Everett True

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Look, We Just Report The News.


Identity Within Variety


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Where's Wally? Dude From The Veils Edition

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