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)
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Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Theatre
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
Read Time: 14 mins
Repatriation researcher, Amber Aranui, considers the...
Art
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
By Amber Aranui
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
Read Time: 28 mins
Hannah Newport-Watson talks to the duo behind LitCrawl...
Literature
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
By Hannah Newport-Watson
 Experiencing Art, Experiencing Others: On Community, Autonomy and Artist-run Initiatives
Read Time: 30 mins
Hana Aoake considers ARIs past and present and imagines...
Art
Experiencing Art, Experiencing Others: On Community, Autonomy and Artist-run Initiatives
By Hana Pera Aoake
Documenting a Struggle: On Merata Mita
Read Time: 10 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam on the enduring legacy of Merata...
Screen
Documenting a Struggle: On Merata Mita
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Read Time: 29 mins
What's in a name? The history of a place, its present...
Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
By Balamohan Shingade
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
Read Time: 19 mins
An extract from Caren Wilton’s new book My Body, My...
Society
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
By Caren Wilton
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
Read Time: 18 mins
Self serving myths and nationalism, Dan Kelly considers...
Music
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
By Dan Kelly
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Read Time: 7 mins
Sophie Roberts, Artistic Director at Silo Theatre...
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Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
By Sophie Roberts