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
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
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Edward Miller on the price - and journey - of bananas...
Society
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
By Edward Miller
Review: Wonky Optics
Read Time: 3 mins
Manon Revuelta reviews Geoff Cochrane's latest poetry...
Literature
Review: Wonky Optics
By Manon Revuelta
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
Read Time: 22 mins
Amanda Morrissey-Brown on art crime in NZ
Art
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
By Amanda Morrissey-Brown
Beauty Is A Rare Thing
Read Time: 23 mins
Philip McSweeney on Ornette Coleman
Music
Beauty Is A Rare Thing
By Philip McSweeney
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper on the empty emotional pornography of...
Theatre
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
By Joseph Harper
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
Read Time: 5 mins
Ad man Jono Aidney brings his experience to bear on...
Society
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
By Jono Aidney
Give and Take: Imogen Taylor's 'Glory Hole' and Political Camp
Read Time: 14 mins
Owen Connors picks at the roots of Imogen Taylor's...
Art
Give and Take: Imogen Taylor's 'Glory Hole' and Political Camp
By Owen Connors
Wicked Ihimaera and the Speech We Love to Hate
Read Time: 14 mins
Witi Ihimaera talks about his speech at the Dunedin...
Literature
Wicked Ihimaera and the Speech We Love to Hate
By Kirsti Whalen