Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”

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Art

Does Palmy’s art gallery really need saving? India Essuah speaks to the people behind a petition to save the art gallery, and those who reckon the petition opposes the gallery's core values of diversity and inclusivity.

A call to ‘Save the Art Gallery in Palmerston North’ has garnered traction online, gaining close to 5000 signatures. Beneath the petition’s vague wording to ‘save’ Palmerston North’s art gallery...

Literature

Romance novels are more than cringey sex and Fabio in a kilt. Alie Benge discovers the power of the female as she becomes the genre's latest convert.

My MA classmates and I met in a Newtown barn, our first post-hand-in reunion. I was about to start the third full rewrite of my book-length thesis after reconceptualising it again. I needed money, and a job that wasn’t creatively draining. The kind of work...

Literature

How can a book ever capture the live spirit of spoken word? Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath reviews the recent Trans-Tasman anthology Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word. Edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, it includes work by Taika Waititi, Tayi Tibble, Hera Lindsay Bird, Behrouz Boochani, Selina Tusitala Marsh and many others.

Several years ago, I spent 10...

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Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Literature
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
Read Time: 19 mins
From her base on the Kapiti Coast, one woman is realising...
Music
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
By Claire Duncan
Internet Histories | 19 August
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This fortnight: The Postal Service isn't dead, just...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 19 August
By Pantograph Punch
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: National Poetry Day
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Ahead of National Poetry Day on Friday, we point to...
Literature
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: National Poetry Day
By Pantograph Punch
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Read Time: 8 mins
In January this year, a light fitting fell three metres...
Society
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
By Hayden Donnell
Sonic Shadows and Personal Mavericks: Ten Composers Who've Shaped My Work
Read Time: 14 mins
SOUNZ Contemporary Award winner Alex Taylor shares...
Music
Sonic Shadows and Personal Mavericks: Ten Composers Who've Shaped My Work
By Alex Taylor
The Grit, The Colour: An Interview with Alex Taylor
Read Time: 16 mins
Classical music: there's never been so misleading...
Music
The Grit, The Colour: An Interview with Alex Taylor
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 5 August
Read Time: 3 mins
This fortnight: THAT Fox interview, poetry and the...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 5 August
By Pantograph Punch
Divine Muscles Flex: An Oral History of Skeptics
Read Time: 22 mins
Music
Divine Muscles Flex: An Oral History of Skeptics
By Gavin Bertram