My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Baby Gatekeepers

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Theatre

Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening in light of Ahi Karunaharan’s latest play, My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.

In 1990s Aotearoa, it was initially difficult to find Tamil films or Bollywood films to watch. For Sri Lankans like my family, Indian cinema dominated. People went on shopping sprees whenever they went back to Sri Lanka or India. What arose were almost black-market video...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

Manta rays, tortoises and talking trees: Artists John Ward Knox, Eddie Clemens and Anne Noble play with ideas of ecological care, climate change and wild Earth in the exhibitions of this month’s Unmissables.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the city...

Literature

Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing student Madison Hamill reflects on her place in an industry that has been described as a ‘white castle’.

My name is Maddy. I’m 24 years old. I belong to a class of 17 female and one male, mostly Pākehā, publishing students in the only accredited publishing course in New Zealand. One day we will run the industry, we joke – we’ll be tycoons like Miranda...

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Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
Empire in Flames: Kushana Bush on Crucifixions, Circumcisions and Black Magic
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Currently on show at City Gallery Wellington alongside...
Art
Empire in Flames: Kushana Bush on Crucifixions, Circumcisions and Black Magic
By Megan Dunn
The Threshold
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One week ago, the letter arrived in the post. I’m...
Society
The Threshold
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Giovanni Tiso on Justice Clifford's decision in favour...
Society
A good decision. Now what?
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The Banning, the Blaming, the Binding: Ten Literary Moments 2015
Read Time: 12 mins
Literature
The Banning, the Blaming, the Binding: Ten Literary Moments 2015
By Kirsti Whalen
She Said, He Said: Great Art Moments in Auckland in 2015
Read Time: 14 mins
Victoria Wynne-Jones and Francis McWhannell on their...
Art
She Said, He Said: Great Art Moments in Auckland in 2015
By Pantograph Punch
Sneak Peek: Tim Flower for The Vernacularist
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Sneak Peek: Tim Flower for The Vernacularist
By Tim Flower
Base Metals, Good Bells: A Conversation with Steven Toussaint
Read Time: 35 mins
Composer Alex Taylor in conversation with poet Steven...
Literature
Base Metals, Good Bells: A Conversation with Steven Toussaint
By Alex Taylor