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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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
This Is What The New Avalanche City Song Sounds Like On Top Of The Previous Avalanche City Song
Read Time: 2 mins
Could this ever be the sound of courage? I think it...
Music
This Is What The New Avalanche City Song Sounds Like On Top Of The Previous Avalanche City Song
By Joe Nunweek
National Poetry Day! Yeah, It's a Real Thing
Read Time: 9 mins
It's National Poetry Day! To celebrate, Rosabel talks...
Features
National Poetry Day! Yeah, It's a Real Thing
By Rosabel Tan
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
Read Time: 16 mins
Continuing on from Part I, Hera shares five more poets...
Features
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys I
Read Time: 19 mins
In anticipation of National Poetry Day this Friday...
Features
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys I
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Truth and Reconciliation
Read Time: 3 mins
How does a nation go about 'replacing myth with fact...
Society
Truth and Reconciliation
By Matt Harnett
Urban Legend: An interview with Dove-Myer Robinson's Biographer
Read Time: 19 mins
He's best known to the 21st century as central Auckland...
Profiles
Urban Legend: An interview with Dove-Myer Robinson's Biographer
By Joe Nunweek
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
Read Time: 3 mins
Novels can sometimes have a profound impact, while...
Art
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
By Rosabel Tan
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
Read Time: 12 mins
Pilots usually suck, so we don't read reviews of them...
Features
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
By Joe Nunweek