Review: NZ Opera's Sweeney Todd
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New Zealand Opera's foray into musical theatre is a powerful, bloodthirsty success - so why hasn't it been selling out? 

A devil’s advocate might ask: what’s an opera company doing putting on a musical? At its most pointed, the question implies a couple of things: firstly, that perhaps times are tough, and a musical is a cheap and popular money-maker; secondly, that opera singers wouldn’t do justice to...

Art

Emma Smith on a masterwork by Titian and what it means to be an artist.

This essay by Auckland-based artist Emma Smith first appeared in Programme 1, a publication accompanying the group exhibition Painting Programme at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 28 June to 11 September 2016. Curated by Reece King, the show comprised works by a host of artists (including Smith) associated with the now-defunct...

Society

At all corners, we are inundated with the ‘internet of things’. Occasionally, in between, we catch glimpses of a more sober utopia presented by environmentalists. Whose dream of the future should we aim for, asks Gareth Shute?

Earlier this year, I was at a web conference in Wellington, where speaker after speaker presented glimpses of what they believed lay ahead for the human race. A number of talks...

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Review: NZ Opera's Sweeney Todd
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Review: NZ Opera's Sweeney Todd
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New Zealand Opera's foray into musical theatre is...
Theatre
Review: NZ Opera's Sweeney Todd
By Alex Taylor
Canary in the Mine: The Artist as a Wary Spectator
Read Time: 9 mins
Emma Smith on a masterwork by Titian and what it means...
Art
Canary in the Mine: The Artist as a Wary Spectator
By Emma Smith
Two Utopias
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Gareth Shute on two deceptively different futures...
Society
Two Utopias
By Gareth Shute
Review: Boys Will Be Boys
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Frances Moore reviews Silo Theatre's Boys Will Be...
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Review: Boys Will Be Boys
By Frances Moore
Review: Vanilla Miraka
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Sam Brooks reviews Vanilla Miraka, the new show from...
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Review: Vanilla Miraka
By Sam Brooks
Loose Canons: Robin Kelly
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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Robin Kelly
By Robin Kelly
A Lonely Life: At the Threshold of the World
Read Time: 26 mins
Literature
A Lonely Life: At the Threshold of the World
By Max Harris
Review: Hook-Up Boys
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Sam Brooks reviews Hook-Up Boys, a new collection...
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Review: Hook-Up Boys
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