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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
Literature
The Wart
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
Read Time: 15 mins
Edward Miller on the price - and journey - of bananas...
Society
A Journey Down The Banana Supply Chain
By Edward Miller
Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
Read Time: 16 mins
Melissa Laing asks what it means to create ethical...
Art
Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
By Melissa Laing
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
Read Time: 13 mins
Sam Brooks on the SimRTK forums
Internet Histories
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
By Sam Brooks
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
Read Time: 2 mins
Why Jennifer Egan is more exciting than Frowny Franzen...
Internet Histories
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
Read Time: 22 mins
Amanda Morrissey-Brown on art crime in NZ
Art
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
By Amanda Morrissey-Brown
Magnificent Moon
Read Time: 13 mins
On the eve of her book launch, Hera Lindsay Bird chats...
Profiles
Magnificent Moon
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Empire in Flames: Kushana Bush on Crucifixions, Circumcisions and Black Magic
Read Time: 24 mins
Currently on show at City Gallery Wellington alongside...
Art
Empire in Flames: Kushana Bush on Crucifixions, Circumcisions and Black Magic
By Megan Dunn