Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Books to Look Out for in 2019

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Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

Literature

Literature editor Hannah Newport-Watson does a reccie of new books appearing on the horizon this year in Aotearoa. Here’s a selection of forthcoming poetry, fiction and non-fiction we’re excited about.

Poetry

Under Glass by Gregory Kan (Auckland University Press, March 2019)

Gregory Kan’s first collection of poetry, This Paper Boat (2016), was restrained and quietly haunting. I loved the...

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Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Literature
Books to Look Out for in 2019
The Border that Transgresses You: a Phenomenology of Swamps
Read Time: 16 mins
Transgressive literature is a response to panic born...
Literature
The Border that Transgresses You: a Phenomenology of Swamps
By Lana Lopesi
Review: For Grace
Read Time: 5 mins
Hugh Lilly on Kevin Pang's undercooked restaurant...
Screen
Review: For Grace
By Hugh Lilly
The Pantograph Punch Presents: I'm Feeling Lucky
Read Time: 1 min
A one-night-only extravaganza featuring stories from...
News
The Pantograph Punch Presents: I'm Feeling Lucky
By Pantograph Punch
A Beautiful Death
Read Time: 3 mins
Campbell Live's demise was a tragedy, but it also...
Uncategorized
A Beautiful Death
By Hayden Donnell
Review: Wings
Read Time: 5 mins
Uther Dean reviews Wings at BATS Theatre
Theatre
Review: Wings
By Uther Dean
The Pantograph Picks: Doc Edge Fest 2015
Read Time: 8 mins
Hugh Lilly and Joe Nunweek on the best docos at this...
Screen
The Pantograph Picks: Doc Edge Fest 2015
By Pantograph Punch
Breaking the Mould: New Zealand Young Writers Festival
Read Time: 7 mins
We chat to Aaron Hawkins about the upcoming Young...
Literature
Breaking the Mould: New Zealand Young Writers Festival
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow...
Theatre
Review: Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
By Sam Brooks