The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?

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

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

Theatre

Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

Art

Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki.

 

Ka tīaho mai he marama pai, puta pō rere wai, mai a Pānia. When the night is still and the moon is clear, you can see Pānia appear. – Sam Freedman (nā Alby Bennett i whakamāori)

 

Let’s begin by addressing the elephant in the room, or – given the artist’s enthusiasm for all things equine – the thoroughbred in the room: who the...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
The Magic of Not Knowing: New Zealand's Only Centre for Memory Extraction
Read Time: 12 mins
It had all the makings of a bad end: three unlikely...
Art
The Magic of Not Knowing: New Zealand's Only Centre for Memory Extraction
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 17 September
Read Time: 13 mins
The Secret Men's Business Club, The Herald relaunch...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 17 September
By Pantograph Punch
Awesome Show, Great Job!
Read Time: 12 mins
Using MacGyver-style recording techniques, if MacGyver...
Screen
Awesome Show, Great Job!
By David Farrier
From Each According To His Need:  How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
Read Time: 11 mins
This week, guest writer Kyle Rainsford talks about...
Society
From Each According To His Need: How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
By Kyle Rainsford
Internet Histories | 3 September
Read Time: 15 mins
Personal landscapes, pen reviews, poverty lines, political...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 3 September
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 20 August
Read Time: 17 mins
Lightspeed trading, Kate Beaton, deconstructing ladyblogs...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 20 August
By Pantograph Punch
Sympathetic Vibrations: An Interview with Stephen Tobolowsky
Read Time: 11 mins
Often when you’re working with an actor, you’re on...
Screen
Sympathetic Vibrations: An Interview with Stephen Tobolowsky
By David Farrier
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Today, we wrap up our love affair with Kim Dotcom...
Society
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
By Matt Harnett