Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy

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Literature

Gregory Kan thrives amid self-imposed constraints in Under Glass – but also tests the reader’s patience for abstracted gravitas. Hannah Newport-Watson reviews.

It’s common to talk about the ‘emotional landscape’ of a book. Gregory Kan’s second poetry collection Under Glass transforms that figure of speech into something more – and yet, not entirely – literal. A series of prose poems unfolds in a landscape...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

Theatre

Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

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Literature
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
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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
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
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
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
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
Relax, Don't Do It: A Review of Pleasuredome
Read Time: 11 mins
The big-budget 80s spectacle currently playing in...
Theatre
Relax, Don't Do It: A Review of Pleasuredome
By Kate Prior
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
Read Time: 26 mins
Trent Reznor wasn't the first industrial musician...
Music
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
By Joe Nunweek
The Housing War Is A Class War
Read Time: 10 mins
Why the war for Auckland is rooted in historical violence...
Society
The Housing War Is A Class War
By Ella Grace McPherson-Newton and Vanessa Cole