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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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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
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Divine Muscles Flex: An Oral History of Skeptics
Read Time: 22 mins
Music
Divine Muscles Flex: An Oral History of Skeptics
By Gavin Bertram
John Ward Knox: Choreographer of Objects
Read Time: 12 mins
Drawing on past and very recent encounters with his...
Art
John Ward Knox: Choreographer of Objects
By Mythily Meher
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
Read Time: 12 mins
The new Superman movie is a confused mess, but it...
Screen
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
By Matt Harnett
The Making of Fantail: Sophie Henderson and Curtis Vowell in Conversation
Read Time: 36 mins
Ahead of their debut film Fantail premiering at the...
Screen
The Making of Fantail: Sophie Henderson and Curtis Vowell in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
No Guts, No Glory: NZ's Malaise At The Venice Biennale
Read Time: 7 mins
Our best chance to get contemporary New Zealand art...
Art
No Guts, No Glory: NZ's Malaise At The Venice Biennale
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 22 July
Read Time: 19 mins
This fortnight: the Zimmerman verdict, tweeted indulgences...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 22 July
By Pantograph Punch
Real Talk: The Curatorial Practice of Ema Tavola
Read Time: 11 mins
Daniel Satele profiles Auckland curator Ema Tavola...
Art
Real Talk: The Curatorial Practice of Ema Tavola
By Daniel Michael Satele
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour and the Politics of Freedom
Read Time: 13 mins
They call it the play nobody's allowed to talk about...
Theatre
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: Nassim Soleimanpour and the Politics of Freedom
By Rosabel Tan