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Like a river in flood, Auckland Fringe has burst its banks, with a whole spill-over season of pre-Fringe ‘Soft Launch’ shows already underway, and the Fringe proper launching 25 February 2020. There’s a LOT to get excited about in this year’s programme, but no need to get swept away... here’s our top picks.

Lust Island (3 – 7 March)

The Salem Bitch Trials was the funniest thing I saw at Fringe 2019,...

Art

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

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

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Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
All Who Live on Islands
Read Time: 26 mins
Rose Lu reflects on growing up as a Chinese New Zealander...
Literature
All Who Live on Islands
By Rose Lu
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
Read Time: 12 mins
Tiny Ruins writes from the road about her current...
Music
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
By Hollie Fullbrook
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
Read Time: 18 mins
Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
Art
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
Read Time: 15 mins
The abstracted violence of the white imagination in...
Art
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
By Lana Lopesi
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
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You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
Read Time: 7 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bailey Peryman as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
By Brie Sherow
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper on the empty emotional pornography of...
Theatre
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
By Joseph Harper
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