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Like a river in flood, Auckland Fringe has burst its banks, with a whole spill-over season of pre-Fringe ‘Soft Launch’ shows already underway, and the Fringe proper launching 25 February 2020. There’s a LOT to get excited about in this year’s programme, but no need to get swept away... here’s our top picks.

Lust Island (3 – 7 March)

The Salem Bitch Trials was the funniest thing I saw at Fringe 2019,...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Review: My Bed My Universe
Read Time: 3 mins
Massive Company's My Bed My Universe is a multimedia...
Theatre
Review: My Bed My Universe
By Rosabel Tan
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
Read Time: 9 mins
A 750-page memoir by the 33rd Prime Minister of NZ...
Literature
Everything Answered, Nothing Asked: Geoffrey Palmer's Reform and the Nature of Memoir
By Di White
A Modest Deposit
Read Time: 10 mins
First home-buyers have a choice: rent and be damned...
Society
A Modest Deposit
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Angels in America
Read Time: 6 mins
Marking the end of Shane Bosher's time at Silo Theatre...
Theatre
Review: Angels in America
By Rosabel Tan
Eschatology And The Perpetual Classical Music Apocalypse
Read Time: 23 mins
No one has learnt to expect the death of classical...
Music
Eschatology And The Perpetual Classical Music Apocalypse
By Celeste Oram
Review: Billy Bragg
Read Time: 9 mins
Billy Bragg is avowedly the second-most famous working...
Music
Review: Billy Bragg
By Joe Nunweek
Something to Reach Beyond: An Interview with Alice Miller
Read Time: 14 mins
Stuart Wall talks to Alice Miller about her debut...
Literature
Something to Reach Beyond: An Interview with Alice Miller
By Stuart Wall
Internet Histories | 24 March
Read Time: 9 mins
The state of writing on music writing, working as...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 24 March
By Pantograph Punch