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 Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
Read Time: 15 mins
A non-Māori med student learns and unpacks the truths...
Society
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
By Maria Yeonhee Ji
Gender and Other Performances
Read Time: 15 mins
Bianca Michelle writes about the uphill battle of...
Theatre
Gender and Other Performances
By Bianca Michelle
Dull Backwater or Creative Centre? Searching for the Real Hamilton Arts Scene
Read Time: 14 mins
Lana Lopesi investigates the creative pulse of an...
Art
Dull Backwater or Creative Centre? Searching for the Real Hamilton Arts Scene
By Lana Lopesi
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton
Read Time: 5 mins
The city's not dead, you're just not looking. Kirikiriroa...
Art
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton
By Pantograph Punch
Swells of Māori and Pasifika film: A Review of From the Shore
Read Time: 11 mins
The legacy of Merata Mita and Barry Barclay on Indigenous...
Art
Swells of Māori and Pasifika film: A Review of From the Shore
By Miria George
The Unmissables: April
Read Time: 5 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: April
By Pantograph Punch
Imagine a Library Like This
Read Time: 17 mins
As one space closes, another opens. Salene Schloffel...
Art
Imagine a Library Like This
By Salene Schloffel-Armstrong
Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
Read Time: 17 mins
Can the ruptures to whakapapa be healed through the...
Art
Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
By Hanahiva Rose