Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts

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Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews Jacinda.

It’s September 2017, and New Zealand is hosting a general election to determine the membership of the 52nd Parliament. The centre-right National Party have governed since 2008 in a minority government with confidence and supply from ACT, United Future and the Māori Party. During their nine-year term, wealth and social...

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Here Lies Love is a funky, glossy pop album about former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, produced by American new wave legend David Byrne and British house king Norman 'Fatboy Slim' Cook. It's got some things to say about power and wealth and how intoxicating they can be - but it's also saying some things, however unintentional, about how other cultures are interpreted by a Western lens. Lucy...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Award-winning director Sophie Roberts graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2007. From 2008 to 2014 she freelanced as a director and theatre-maker, creating work for many of Auckland and Wellington’s major theatre companies and...

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Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Theatre
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Theatre
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
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Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
Read Time: 23 mins
Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
Read Time: 10 mins
Opinion or bigotry? Patrick Thomsen lets you know...
Society
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
By Patrick Thomsen
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
Read Time: 11 mins
Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell