The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge

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

In the month since our August Unmissables, Tāmaki Makaurau has seen some stand-out solo shows burn hot and bright. Yuk King Tan’s Crisis of the Ordinary and Robbie Handcock’s OnlyFans have closed, but Vita Cochran’s After Paintings and Eemyun Kang’s This Path Is Made by Walking are up for a little while longer and should not be missed...

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Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at the Govett-Brewster.

I catch my reflection in the House of Mirrors-style exterior of the Govett-Brewster and almost don’t recognise myself. I look like a shiny, mirrored stranger assembled from wobbly body-parts. 

The Govett-Brewster building feels very much like it belongs in Yuichiro Tamura’s exhibition. You can fall into the details of double...

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I have an uncle who cemented his signature look sometime in the late 80s. He still gets a flat-top fade, carries all his necessities in a bum-bag, wears tapered, mid-rise jeans (with a more diluted acid-wash these days) and wears sleepers in one ear. Fashion is circulatory, but style is forever. 

He is a mean cook, too. Housing in New Zealand lacks insulation, but if you clog the draught with the...

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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Screen
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
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Why the war for Auckland is rooted in historical violence...
Society
The Housing War Is A Class War
By Ella Grace McPherson-Newton and Vanessa Cole
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
Read Time: 2 mins
Society
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
By Rosabel Tan
Believing in 'New Zealand': The South Island Myth revisited
Read Time: 31 mins
Michael Grimshaw on three Southern writers in the...
Literature
Believing in 'New Zealand': The South Island Myth revisited
By Michael Grimshaw
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
Read Time: 28 mins
Max Harris was 26 and enjoying a dream job working...
Society
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
By Max Harris
This Could Be It
Read Time: 18 mins
Max Harris thought his spidery limbs, flat feet and...
Society
This Could Be It
By Max Harris
Built By Subtraction: Video Games as Minimalism
Read Time: 16 mins
Kieran Clarkin on Team ICO
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Built By Subtraction: Video Games as Minimalism
By Kieran Clarkin
Internet Histories | 24 June
Read Time: 34 mins
This fortnight: Yelp, the sound of secret map-makers...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 24 June
By Pantograph Punch
Three Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Joe Nunweek on school expulsions
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Three Boys
By Joe Nunweek