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...

Theatre

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
Disappropriation: Cripping Up, Winning Big
Read Time: 19 mins
Kirsti Whalen on the representation of disability...
Screen
Disappropriation: Cripping Up, Winning Big
By Kirsti Whalen
Review: The Book of Everything
Read Time: 3 mins
Joseph Harper on Silo Theatre's The Book of Everything...
Theatre
Review: The Book of Everything
By Joseph Harper
When do We Get to Speak?
Read Time: 11 mins
Mohamed Hassan on the need for more Muslim voices...
Society
When do We Get to Speak?
By Mohamed Hassan
The Profound Sadness of the Viral Proposal Video
Read Time: 5 mins
Matt Harnett on the inauthenticity and sadness of...
Society
The Profound Sadness of the Viral Proposal Video
By Matt Harnett
On The Book of Everything
Read Time: 9 mins
Sam Brooks on The Book of Everything, Silo Theatre...
Theatre
On The Book of Everything
By Sam Brooks
The Archetype of the Best Actress and the Problem with Hollywood
Read Time: 13 mins
Sam Brooks on how the Best Actress award still puts...
Screen
The Archetype of the Best Actress and the Problem with Hollywood
By Sam Brooks
Review: Break Up (We Need To Talk)
Read Time: 4 mins
Hamish Parkinson reviews Binge Culture's Break Up (...
Theatre
Review: Break Up (We Need To Talk)
By Hamish Parkinson
Oscar Week: Apt Pupil
Read Time: 9 mins
Joe Nunweek on Whiplash's cinema of unease
Screen
Oscar Week: Apt Pupil
By Joe Nunweek