The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?

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

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

Theatre

Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

Art

Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki.

 

Ka tīaho mai he marama pai, puta pō rere wai, mai a Pānia. When the night is still and the moon is clear, you can see Pānia appear. – Sam Freedman (nā Alby Bennett i whakamāori)

 

Let’s begin by addressing the elephant in the room, or – given the artist’s enthusiasm for all things equine – the thoroughbred in the room: who the...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
April Reading
Read Time: 8 mins
Internet Histories
April Reading
By Rosabel Tan
Hold On To The Rail: A Conversation With Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun (Part One)
Read Time: 12 mins
Music
Hold On To The Rail: A Conversation With Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
Read Time: 4 mins
Internet Histories
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
By Joe Nunweek
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
By Rosabel Tan
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
Read Time: 16 mins
Music
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
By Joe Nunweek
The Social Network: The Screenplay
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Social Network: The Screenplay
By Rosabel Tan
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
Read Time: 2 mins
Internet Histories
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
By Hugh Lilly
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
Read Time: 9 mins
Music
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
By Joe Nunweek