A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood

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What's in a name? The history of a place, its present, and its future. 

In the home studio of artists Shreyas Karle and Hemali Bhuta, tucked into a rocky cliff on the edge of the Borivali forest, my references to our locale disrupt the easy flow of our conversation. In describing my experience of returning to India from Aotearoa, I self-consciously stumble between referring to this city as Bombay...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Isobel MacKinnon is a busy lassie. The Wellington-based performance maker and director has been touring with multi-award-winning show My Best Dead Friend (co-created with Anya Tate-Manning) to Tauranga, Dunedin and Nelson arts festivals, and the...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews Bad Mood, choreographer Tallulah Holly-Massey's compelling final entry in her Basement Theatre residency.

As women, it’s difficult to ignore the archetypes we are bombarded with: they’re everywhere we go. The Madonna. The Whore. The Hysteric. The Damsel. The Femme Fatale. The list goes on, and Tallulah Holly-Massey’s new work offers up a space in which...

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Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Theatre
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
Theatre
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
Read Time: 5 mins
Theatre director Jane Yonge lets us in on five inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
By Jane Yonge
To Care and Be Cared For
Read Time: 14 mins
On the myth of passionate work and the imperative...
Art
To Care and Be Cared For
By Lucinda Bennett
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
Read Time: 10 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
By Pantograph Punch
So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?
Read Time: 12 mins
We’re not your interesting cousins you get to pull...
Society
So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?
By Lana Lopesi
ATTACK THE BLOCK
Read Time: 9 mins
Talks, workshops and cheat codes with arts collective...
The Pantograph Punch and FAFSWAG presents
ATTACK THE BLOCK
By FAFSWAG
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
Read Time: 22 mins
When a poem uses both te reo Māori and English, references...
Literature
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
By Anahera Gildea
Loose Canons: Dominic Hoey
Read Time: 5 mins
Writer Dominic Hoey on the five things that inspire...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Dominic Hoey
By Dominic Hoey
The Political Celebrity and the Politics of Celebrity in Aotearoa
Read Time: 17 mins
Brand Key is infiltrating your media coverage, and...
Society
The Political Celebrity and the Politics of Celebrity in Aotearoa
By Lillian Hanly