The Angry Brown Woman: My Issue With Art Schools
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2020: Week One
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong

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Art

Art schools are seen by many as beacons of liberalism. But is this the reality?

In high school, the only subjects I was remotely good at were the practical arts. I stayed in the art block during lunch, and dropped any non-art-related subjects as soon as I was able to. At university, fine arts was the only degree that made sense, and six years later I left with a bachelor’s and master’s degree, both...

Theatre

Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Our team of Auckland Fringe reviewers, India Essuah, Kate Prior, Amanda Jane Robinson and Vanessa Crofskey, will be experiencing as much fresh Fringe work as they can and writing bite-size reviews right here. We’ll keep adding to this page during the week, and keep an eye out for our New Zealand Fringe reviews coming up soon!

The Shows

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Society

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira deserves New Zealander of the Year and our respect. But Kiwibank got it wrong when they erased the unparalleled work of Māori to revitalise te reo.

The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards were established 11 years ago by an Australian. It’s PR of course – an opportunity for Kiwibank to connect their brand to pride and patriotism. But plenty of social good is...

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Art
The Angry Brown Woman: My Issue With Art Schools
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2020: Week One
Society
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong
An Interview with Martin Edmond
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Following his essay on exploring Martin Edmond's work...
Literature
An Interview with Martin Edmond
By Simon Comber
Poor people are ugly
Read Time: 5 mins
It was about halfway through Aussie horror The Babadook...
Internet Histories
Poor people are ugly
By Matt Harnett
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Read Time: 10 mins
Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech...
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
By Julie Zhu
The Housing War Is A Class War
Read Time: 10 mins
Why the war for Auckland is rooted in historical violence...
Society
The Housing War Is A Class War
By Ella Grace McPherson-Newton and Vanessa Cole
Believing in 'New Zealand': The South Island Myth revisited
Read Time: 31 mins
Michael Grimshaw on three Southern writers in the...
Literature
Believing in 'New Zealand': The South Island Myth revisited
By Michael Grimshaw
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
They're seen as the stuff of 1950s housewife kitsch...
Society
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
Read Time: 28 mins
Max Harris was 26 and enjoying a dream job working...
Society
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
By Max Harris
This Could Be It
Read Time: 18 mins
Max Harris thought his spidery limbs, flat feet and...
Society
This Could Be It
By Max Harris