A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood

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Art

What's in a name? The history of a place, its present, and its future. 

In the home studio of artists Shreyas Karle and Hemali Bhuta, tucked into a rocky cliff on the edge of the Borivali forest, my references to our locale disrupt the easy flow of our conversation. In describing my experience of returning to India from Aotearoa, I self-consciously stumble between referring to this city as Bombay...

Theatre

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Isobel MacKinnon is a busy lassie. The Wellington-based performance maker and director has been touring with multi-award-winning show My Best Dead Friend (co-created with Anya Tate-Manning) to Tauranga, Dunedin and Nelson arts festivals, and the...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews Bad Mood, choreographer Tallulah Holly-Massey's compelling final entry in her Basement Theatre residency.

As women, it’s difficult to ignore the archetypes we are bombarded with: they’re everywhere we go. The Madonna. The Whore. The Hysteric. The Damsel. The Femme Fatale. The list goes on, and Tallulah Holly-Massey’s new work offers up a space in which...

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Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Theatre
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
Theatre
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood
What's left of the Mugabe way?
Read Time: 11 mins
Where are the traces of Robert Mugabe? Murdoch Stephens...
Society
What's left of the Mugabe way?
By Murdoch Stephens
Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
Read Time: 26 mins
Canadian writer James Ackhurst discovers James K....
Literature
Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
By James Ackhurst
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
Read Time: 11 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
By Chris Tse
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
Read Time: 4 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Summer Reading Series: How To Die by Jo Randerson
Read Time: 20 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: How To Die by Jo Randerson
By Jo Randerson
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
Read Time: 9 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
By Helen O'Connor
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 8 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
Final Flourish: Ten Moments in Auckland Theatre 2017
Read Time: 11 mins
Kate Prior surveys the year in Auckland live performance...
Theatre
Final Flourish: Ten Moments in Auckland Theatre 2017
By Kate Prior