Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy

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Literature

Gregory Kan thrives amid self-imposed constraints in Under Glass – but also tests the reader’s patience for abstracted gravitas. Hannah Newport-Watson reviews.

It’s common to talk about the ‘emotional landscape’ of a book. Gregory Kan’s second poetry collection Under Glass transforms that figure of speech into something more – and yet, not entirely – literal. A series of prose poems unfolds in a landscape...

Art

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

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

Theatre

Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

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Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
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Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
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