Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’

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Society

What was growing up in Aotearoa like during the drastic neoliberal reforms of the 1980s? Mary Paul talks to six Generation X Aucklanders.

In the early 1990s I often woke at night worrying about how our children would manage in a newly competitive world. If they couldn’t strive to be the best, or at least buy into the idea of life as raw competition, how would they manage? It was not so much a feeling...

Art

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

Dan Arps and Fiona Clark. Hannah Valentine and Toss Woollaston. Two dual-artist shows – unlikely pairings, both – feature in this month’s picks. Plus, we just couldn’t go past the colour-drenched work of Cat Fooks.

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

Art

Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient forms collide in the multi-faceted sculptural work Earthcraft by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer. Victoria Wynne-Jones reviews.

Trembling slightly, an immense crystalline form hangs before a window. Cool winter light catches its facets and its glasslike surface glows white. In barely perceptible yet perpetual motion, it shifts in response to...

Featured

Society
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
Art
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’
Loose Canons: Hamish Parkinson
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We chat to writer and 2015 Billy T Award winner, Hamish...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Hamish Parkinson
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Review: Scene
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Adam Goodall reviews LGBT documentary theatre piece...
Theatre
Review: Scene
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Displacing, Detaching: Good and Bad Refugees in Fortress NZ
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Melissa Laing on the ongoing refugee crisis
Society
Displacing, Detaching: Good and Bad Refugees in Fortress NZ
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It’s in the Bag: A Review of 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever'
Read Time: 12 mins
Francis McWhannell with a two-part review of Playground...
Theatre
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By Francis McWhannell
Review: The Events
Read Time: 11 mins
Rosabel Tan, Joseph Harper, Eddy Dever and Alex Taylor...
Theatre
Review: The Events
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Speaking to our Private Selves: Into the River
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Teenagers have the right to choose their own literature...
Literature
Speaking to our Private Selves: Into the River
By Emma Neale
Loose Canons: Courtney Sina Meredith
Read Time: 8 mins
Writer Courtney Sina Meredith on the streets and stories...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Courtney Sina Meredith
By Courtney Sina Meredith
Loose Canons: Toby Morris
Read Time: 7 mins
Toby Morris on Tintin, radicals, comics as journalism...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Toby Morris
By Toby Morris