I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress

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Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

Society

Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress. But Will Hansen argues Aotearoa still has a long way to go for queer folk to feel safe.

When businesses throughout the Wellington CBD are covered head to toe in rainbow flags, why would we complain? When Wellington City Council commissions rainbow crossings, rainbow runways, rainbow precincts, to make us feel welcome and safe, why would...

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Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Review: Scene
Read Time: 9 mins
Adam Goodall reviews LGBT documentary theatre piece...
Theatre
Review: Scene
By Adam Goodall
Displacing, Detaching: Good and Bad Refugees in Fortress NZ
Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Laing on the ongoing refugee crisis
Society
Displacing, Detaching: Good and Bad Refugees in Fortress NZ
By Melissa Laing
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
It’s in the Bag: A Review of 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever'
By Francis McWhannell
Review: The Events
Read Time: 11 mins
Rosabel Tan, Joseph Harper, Eddy Dever and Alex Taylor...
Theatre
Review: The Events
By Pantograph Punch
Speaking to our Private Selves: Into the River
Read Time: 15 mins
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
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Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Toby Morris
By Toby Morris
Between the Lines: Pedestrian Support League
Read Time: 5 mins
Street Chant's Emily Littler on her band's new single...
Music
Between the Lines: Pedestrian Support League
By Emily Littler