My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Baby Gatekeepers

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Theatre

Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening in light of Ahi Karunaharan’s latest play, My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.

In 1990s Aotearoa, it was initially difficult to find Tamil films or Bollywood films to watch. For Sri Lankans like my family, Indian cinema dominated. People went on shopping sprees whenever they went back to Sri Lanka or India. What arose were almost black-market video...

Art

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

Manta rays, tortoises and talking trees: Artists John Ward Knox, Eddie Clemens and Anne Noble play with ideas of ecological care, climate change and wild Earth in the exhibitions of this month’s Unmissables.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the city...

Literature

Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing student Madison Hamill reflects on her place in an industry that has been described as a ‘white castle’.

My name is Maddy. I’m 24 years old. I belong to a class of 17 female and one male, mostly Pākehā, publishing students in the only accredited publishing course in New Zealand. One day we will run the industry, we joke – we’ll be tycoons like Miranda...

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Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
John Ward Knox: Choreographer of Objects
Read Time: 12 mins
Drawing on past and very recent encounters with his...
Art
John Ward Knox: Choreographer of Objects
By Mythily Meher
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
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The new Superman movie is a confused mess, but it...
Screen
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
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The Making of Fantail: Sophie Henderson and Curtis Vowell in Conversation
Read Time: 36 mins
Ahead of their debut film Fantail premiering at the...
Screen
The Making of Fantail: Sophie Henderson and Curtis Vowell in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
No Guts, No Glory: NZ's Malaise At The Venice Biennale
Read Time: 7 mins
Our best chance to get contemporary New Zealand art...
Art
No Guts, No Glory: NZ's Malaise At The Venice Biennale
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 22 July
Read Time: 19 mins
This fortnight: the Zimmerman verdict, tweeted indulgences...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 22 July
By Pantograph Punch
Real Talk: The Curatorial Practice of Ema Tavola
Read Time: 11 mins
Daniel Satele profiles Auckland curator Ema Tavola...
Art
Real Talk: The Curatorial Practice of Ema Tavola
By Daniel Michael Satele
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour and the Politics of Freedom
Read Time: 13 mins
They call it the play nobody's allowed to talk about...
Theatre
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour and the Politics of Freedom
By Rosabel Tan
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
Read Time: 9 mins
We wade in, slightly late and a little out of breath...
Society
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
By Pantograph Punch