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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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
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
They're seen as the stuff of 1950s housewife kitsch...
Society
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
A Crazy Dream To Pursue: White Fungus For The Masses
Read Time: 25 mins
From the comparative quiet backwaters of Taichung,...
Art
A Crazy Dream To Pursue: White Fungus For The Masses
By Stian Overdahl
Don't Send Me Away: The Verlaines, Reformed and Reissued
Read Time: 17 mins
To commemorate the reissue of the Verlaines' debut...
Music
Don't Send Me Away: The Verlaines, Reformed and Reissued
By Gavin Bertram
Internet Histories | 9 December
Read Time: 15 mins
This fortnight: speculations on whether we're about...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 9 December
By Pantograph Punch
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
Read Time: 10 mins
Sad rap - samples of sobbing women and mournful anime...
Music
All My Real Thugs Come Cry With Us: On Sad Rap and Trivialising Depression
By Madeleine Holden
Internet Histories | 25 November
Read Time: 7 mins
This week: selfies, seeking asylum and interviewing...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 25 November
By Pantograph Punch
Distant Stills in Our Lives
Read Time: 24 mins
It's a condition of doubt. Of obsession and anxiety...
Society
Distant Stills in Our Lives
By Stuart Wall