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
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
Read Time: 8 mins
Dozens of images of Justin Bieber - on tour, asleep...
Art
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
By Daniel Michael Satele
Magnificent Moon
Read Time: 13 mins
On the eve of her book launch, Hera Lindsay Bird chats...
Profiles
Magnificent Moon
By Hera Lindsay Bird
The Redeemer of Lost Time
Read Time: 12 mins
Anthonie Tonnon's new album Successor pits baby-boomers...
Music
The Redeemer of Lost Time
By Hayden Donnell
When do We Get to Speak?
Read Time: 11 mins
Mohamed Hassan on the need for more Muslim voices...
Society
When do We Get to Speak?
By Mohamed Hassan
Internet Histories | 1 October
Read Time: 16 mins
Facebook's faulty memory, learning from animals, dying...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 1 October
By Pantograph Punch
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell
When The Truth Starts Trending
Read Time: 16 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on the brave new world sexual...
Society
When The Truth Starts Trending
By Eloise Callister-Baker
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