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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Art

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!?
Shutting Themselves In
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Internet Histories
Shutting Themselves In
By Hugh Lilly
Recording Blonde on Blonde in Nashville
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Internet Histories
Recording Blonde on Blonde in Nashville
By Hugh Lilly
Weekend Viewing Part One
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Screen
Weekend Viewing Part One
By Joe Nunweek
Where's Wally? Dude From The Veils Edition
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Internet Histories
Where's Wally? Dude From The Veils Edition
By Joe Nunweek
Why Everything Sucks
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Why Everything Sucks
By Hugh Lilly
You Asked How (Formerly Even Now She Is Turning, Saying Everything I Always Wanted Her to Say)
Read Time: 1 min
Literature
You Asked How (Formerly Even Now She Is Turning, Saying Everything I Always Wanted Her to Say)
By Joe Nunweek
A Movie That Should Never, Ever Be Made
Read Time: 3 mins
Literature
A Movie That Should Never, Ever Be Made
By Joe Nunweek
Pseudointellectual Chutzpah
Read Time: 5 mins
Literature
Pseudointellectual Chutzpah
By Rosabel Tan