I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress

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Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

Society

Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress. But Will Hansen argues Aotearoa still has a long way to go for queer folk to feel safe.

When businesses throughout the Wellington CBD are covered head to toe in rainbow flags, why would we complain? When Wellington City Council commissions rainbow crossings, rainbow runways, rainbow precincts, to make us feel welcome and safe, why would...

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Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
Read Time: 8 mins
Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake...
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
By Jade Kake
Sex in the Gallery: Shannon Novak's 'Sub Rosa'
Read Time: 21 mins
Francis McWhannell explores Shannon Novak's queer...
Art
Sex in the Gallery: Shannon Novak's 'Sub Rosa'
By Francis McWhannell
Post-Massacre Reality: Why We Shouldn't Move On
Read Time: 13 mins
Faisal Al-Asaad examines the way we speak about crises...
Society
Post-Massacre Reality: Why We Shouldn't Move On
By Faisal Al-Asaad
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
Read Time: 13 mins
Even beautiful buildings can be perpetrators of colonial...
Society
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
By Jade Kake
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
Read Time: 16 mins
James Tapsell-Kururangi explores the themes within...
Art
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
By James Tapsell-Kururangi
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
Read Time: 15 mins
Contemporary Muslim poets whose work we love, admire...
Literature
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
Read Time: 16 mins
Elle Loui August on the artists' triumphant return...
Art
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
By Elle Loui August
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
Read Time: 8 mins
How do we deal with doomsday on stage? New Volumes...
Theatre
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
By Rachael Longshaw-Park