The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July

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Our staff writers – Vanessa Crofskey, Tayi Tibble, Lucinda Bennett and Kate Prior, plus veteran film writer Doug Dillaman – bring you their top picks from this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival 

Film festival season is upon us! Whether you circled almost everything in the programme then gave up trying to decide, or you have yet to steal a dog-eared copy from your office staffroom – we’ve all been there...

Theatre

POWER is a fun and feisty tribute to female pop music, which takes great delight in throwing away the ‘guilt’ in ‘guilty pleasure’. So how deep does the feminism go, and what’s missing? New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews.

Everyone has a guilty music pleasure, right? A few artists we don’t care to broadcast our love for. Spotify knows what’s up, after all, they created private browsing for a reason...

Art

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

Imagine if every exhibition had work by four artists from the same family! Well, HĀTEPE at Mokopōpaki does. 

Painting, photography and handcrafted objects all feature in this month’s Unmissables. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell has searched the city to find...

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The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Theatre
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
Truth and Reconciliation
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Society
Truth and Reconciliation
By Matt Harnett
Urban Legend: An interview with Dove-Myer Robinson's Biographer
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He's best known to the 21st century as central Auckland...
Profiles
Urban Legend: An interview with Dove-Myer Robinson's Biographer
By Joe Nunweek
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
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Novels can sometimes have a profound impact, while...
Art
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
By Rosabel Tan
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
Read Time: 12 mins
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Features
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
By Joe Nunweek
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
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The scandal-stricken Accident Compensation Commission...
Society
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
By Joe Nunweek
Codex Seraphinianus
Read Time: 3 mins
Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
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In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Love Letters to the Critic I
Read Time: 14 mins
With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
Art
Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan