My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Baby Gatekeepers

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Theatre

Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening in light of Ahi Karunaharan’s latest play, My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.

In 1990s Aotearoa, it was initially difficult to find Tamil films or Bollywood films to watch. For Sri Lankans like my family, Indian cinema dominated. People went on shopping sprees whenever they went back to Sri Lanka or India. What arose were almost black-market video...

Art

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

Manta rays, tortoises and talking trees: Artists John Ward Knox, Eddie Clemens and Anne Noble play with ideas of ecological care, climate change and wild Earth in the exhibitions of this month’s Unmissables.

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

Literature

Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing student Madison Hamill reflects on her place in an industry that has been described as a ‘white castle’.

My name is Maddy. I’m 24 years old. I belong to a class of 17 female and one male, mostly Pākehā, publishing students in the only accredited publishing course in New Zealand. One day we will run the industry, we joke – we’ll be tycoons like Miranda...

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Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
Loose Canons: Eamonn Marra
Read Time: 7 mins
Theatre
Loose Canons: Eamonn Marra
By Eamonn Marra
The Revolution of the Misspell
Read Time: 15 mins
Fury on pronouns, spelling and language as tools for...
Literature
The Revolution of the Misspell
By Fury
Review: This Must Be The Place
Read Time: 3 mins
This Must Be The Place has potential, but lacks complexity...
Literature
Review: This Must Be The Place
By Annaleese Jochems
Loose Canons: Hamish Parkinson
Read Time: 8 mins
We chat to writer and 2015 Billy T Award winner, Hamish...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Hamish Parkinson
By Hamish Parkinson
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