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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.

 

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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...

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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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The Wart
On Some Qualities of Respect
Read Time: 18 mins
Philip Catton on respect - and what New Zealand lacks...
Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
By Philip Catton
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
Read Time: 13 mins
Eleanor Catton described a 'bullying' tone to some...
Literature
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
By Ross Brighton
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
Read Time: 14 mins
Hautahi Kingi reflects on last year's mammoth illustrated...
Literature
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
By Hautahi Kingi
Landmarks and Features: Henrietta Harris
Read Time: 8 mins
We chat to New Zealand artist Henrietta Harris about...
Art
Landmarks and Features: Henrietta Harris
By Rosabel Tan
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
Read Time: 18 mins
Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real...
Art
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
By Janet McAllister
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
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
Read Time: 4 mins
Janet McAllister on why the makers of the vagina posters...
Internet Histories
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
By Janet McAllister
An Interview with Martin Edmond
Read Time: 56 mins
Following his essay on exploring Martin Edmond's work...
Literature
An Interview with Martin Edmond
By Simon Comber