Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus

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Literature

Director of Verb Festival and literary programmer for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts Claire Mabey shares her reading recommendations for these strange times.

Present Claire is extremely thankful to past Claire’s book-hoarding habits. There are the groaning bookshelves, but also the piles on the floor, on top of the piano, by the bed, by the baby’s bed, in boxes and stacked in a chest. It’s like...

Literature

Chris Tse finds familiarity and comfort in Nina Mingya Powles' book, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. 

An American friend visiting Wellington once remarked on the number of Malaysian restaurants we had dotted throughout the CBD. It wasn’t something I had really thought about – they’re a ubiquitous part of the city’s local culinary scene, sustained by the fervent support of their most loyal customers...

Society

Racism sucks. Vanessa Crofskey writes about the hurt her and her peers feel as Chinese people during Covid-19.

Covid-19 recently got nicknamed the ‘Chinese virus’. It was something stupid that Donald Trump said and that other people echoed. Renaming the virus was a crudely obvious tactic that most people could clearly see through: associating a worldwide pandemic with the race who were the first...

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Literature
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Literature
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
No Future/No, Future (Part One)
Read Time: 8 mins
"Voter turnout has been decreasing in most established...
Society
No Future/No, Future (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
Brief, Totally Non-Electoral Update Because We Love Books
Read Time: 1 min
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Brief, Totally Non-Electoral Update Because We Love Books
By Joe Nunweek
Play: My Incubattle, Live
Read Time: 3 mins
Joe Nunweek reports from the front lines of the Incubattle...
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Play: My Incubattle, Live
By Joe Nunweek
Police Story
Read Time: 10 mins
Art
Police Story
By Joe Nunweek
Cold Reading
Read Time: 10 mins
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Cold Reading
By Joe Nunweek
Charles Burns bootlegs Charles Burns
Read Time: 1 min
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Charles Burns bootlegs Charles Burns
By Joe Nunweek
The Art of the Inscription
Read Time: 3 mins
A selection of gorgeous book inscriptions, courtesy...
Literature
The Art of the Inscription
By Rosabel Tan
Two American Cartoonists In The Workplace
Read Time: 7 mins
Art
Two American Cartoonists In The Workplace
By Joe Nunweek