Loose Canons: Julia Croft
In Conversation: Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules

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Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a new series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. We're thrilled to be kicking it off with theatre-maker Julia Croft.

Trained at Toi Whakaari, Julia has worked with theatre companies like Red Leap, Indian Ink Theatre and The Town Centre. Her production of The Keepers was named in Metro's Best Theatre and nominated for a Chapman Tripp for...

Literature

Joan Fleming’s new collection, Failed Loved Poems, is published this month by Victoria University Press, where I work as an editor. I first read Joan’s book in manuscript form. As I was reading it, my head started tingling. As if one of those scalp massage spiders (an orgasmatron, I think?) were on it. Usually I try to maintain a professional remove and cool-headedness when reading a manuscript, but...

Society

Horace Romano Harré: a memorable name, the kind that sticks to the neurons. But it’s also that I saw it everywhere—nabbed for citations, wedged into bibliographies, calling out from book spines in obscure library corners. Reading philosophy is largely a lonely activity, yet simultaneously it’s also like being a ravenous gossip or diligent socialite, always alert to a significant surname, attentive to...

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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Julia Croft
Literature
In Conversation: Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young
Society
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
Loose Canons: Julia Croft
Read Time: 7 mins
Julia Croft on risks, necessity and the loud, unapologetic...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Julia Croft
By Julia Croft
In Conversation: Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young
Read Time: 13 mins
Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young talk poetry and obsessions...
Literature
In Conversation: Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young
By Ashleigh Young
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
Read Time: 36 mins
Society
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
By David Hall
Invisible in high-vis: the hidden world of an event gimp
Read Time: 10 mins
Society
Invisible in high-vis: the hidden world of an event gimp
By Daniel East
Review: Not Psycho
Read Time: 5 mins
Sam Brooks review Fractious Tash's Not Psycho.
Theatre
Review: Not Psycho
By Sam Brooks
Curator's Tour: Taku Tāmaki at Auckland Museum
Read Time: 21 mins
More than simply a celebration of Auckland's past...
Art
Curator's Tour: Taku Tāmaki at Auckland Museum
By Rosabel Tan
Racism fills headlines across the ditch, too
Read Time: 7 mins
Society
Racism fills headlines across the ditch, too
By Kern Mangan-Walker
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
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