Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Books to Look Out for in 2019

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Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

Literature

Literature editor Hannah Newport-Watson does a reccie of new books appearing on the horizon this year in Aotearoa. Here’s a selection of forthcoming poetry, fiction and non-fiction we’re excited about.

Poetry

Under Glass by Gregory Kan (Auckland University Press, March 2019)

Gregory Kan’s first collection of poetry, This Paper Boat (2016), was restrained and quietly haunting. I loved the...

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Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Literature
Books to Look Out for in 2019
The Outbursts of Everett True
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Internet Histories
The Outbursts of Everett True
By Joe Nunweek
It Was a Tesselation of Subtle, Tasteful Props. Disordered Now, Lawns, Alloted Slots Overrun - No Birds
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Internet Histories
It Was a Tesselation of Subtle, Tasteful Props. Disordered Now, Lawns, Alloted Slots Overrun - No Birds
By Joe Nunweek
Look, We Just Report The News.
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Internet Histories
Look, We Just Report The News.
By Joe Nunweek
Identity Within Variety
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Art
Identity Within Variety
By Joe Nunweek
69 Love Songs, Illustrated
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Art
69 Love Songs, Illustrated
By Rosabel Tan
White Riot
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Society
White Riot
By Joe Nunweek
Weekend Viewing: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977)
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Screen
Weekend Viewing: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977)
By Joe Nunweek
Shutting Themselves In
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Internet Histories
Shutting Themselves In
By Hugh Lilly