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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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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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Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
White Riot
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Society
White Riot
By Joe Nunweek
Weekend Viewing: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977)
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Screen
Weekend Viewing: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977)
By Joe Nunweek
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
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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)
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Literature
You Asked How (Formerly Even Now She Is Turning, Saying Everything I Always Wanted Her to Say)
By Joe Nunweek