Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
The Wart

Featured

Theatre

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.

 

...
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...

Featured

Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
Read Time: 9 mins
We wade in, slightly late and a little out of breath...
Society
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Highlights
Read Time: 1 minute
Highlights from our second event, THINK OF THE PAY...
News
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Highlights
By Pantograph Punch
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
Society
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
Internet Histories | 8 July
Read Time: 14 mins
This fortnight: the absurd new Superman movie, vertical...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 8 July
By Pantograph Punch
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: The 2013 NZ International Film Festival
Read Time: 21 mins
Joe Nunweek, Rosabel Tan and guest writer Hugh Lilly...
Screen
The Pantograph Punch Recommends: The 2013 NZ International Film Festival
By Pantograph Punch
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
Read Time: 32 mins
2013 finds the state of American journalism in a non...
Society
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
By Joe Nunweek
Global Visions of Unstable Futures at The 5th Auckland Triennial
Read Time: 20 mins
The 5th Auckland Triennial brings us representations...
Art
Global Visions of Unstable Futures at The 5th Auckland Triennial
By Richard Shepherd
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