You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau

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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...

Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

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Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
The Machine Stops
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Internet Histories
The Machine Stops
By Hugh Lilly
The Space Race Is Over
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Internet Histories
The Space Race Is Over
By Joe Nunweek
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
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Society
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
By Rosabel Tan
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
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Internet Histories
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
By Rosabel Tan
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
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Music
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
By Joe Nunweek
Here's the Situation
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Internet Histories
Here's the Situation
By Rosabel Tan
If You Ain’t Dutch, You Ain’t Much:An Interview with Tom Six
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Tom Six is lost in thought. “Beautiful women,” he...
Screen
If You Ain’t Dutch, You Ain’t Much:An Interview with Tom Six
By Matt Harnett
The Undergraduate Fiction of Wes Anderson
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Screen
The Undergraduate Fiction of Wes Anderson
By Hugh Lilly