Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Books to Look Out for in 2019

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Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

Literature

Literature editor Hannah Newport-Watson does a reccie of new books appearing on the horizon this year in Aotearoa. Here’s a selection of forthcoming poetry, fiction and non-fiction we’re excited about.

Poetry

Under Glass by Gregory Kan (Auckland University Press, March 2019)

Gregory Kan’s first collection of poetry, This Paper Boat (2016), was restrained and quietly haunting. I loved the...

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Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Literature
Books to Look Out for in 2019
Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015
Read Time: 7 mins
Joseph Harper and Sam Brooks give their top picks...
Theatre
Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015
By Pantograph Punch
A Space Between Street Corners And Symphonies
Read Time: 14 mins
Kirsti Whalen runs away to join the circus.
Theatre
A Space Between Street Corners And Symphonies
By Kirsti Whalen
Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014
Read Time: 13 mins
Our writers' favourites from 2014
Internet Histories
Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Our Top Reads of 2014
Read Time: 15 mins
Our team's picks for our best features of 2014.
News
Our Top Reads of 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
Read Time: 7 mins
Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on the plays that shaped...
Theatre
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
By Pantograph Punch
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell
Introducing our Interns for 2015
Read Time: 1 min
Introducing Sam Brooks and Kirsti Whalen, our interns...
News
Introducing our Interns for 2015
By Pantograph Punch
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
Read Time: 6 mins
Rosabel Tan reports back from Armageddon's Ice-Cream...
Internet Histories
Inside Armageddon's Ice-Cream Eating Competition
By Rosabel Tan