Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus

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Literature

Director of Verb Festival and literary programmer for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts Claire Mabey shares her reading recommendations for these strange times.

Present Claire is extremely thankful to past Claire’s book-hoarding habits. There are the groaning bookshelves, but also the piles on the floor, on top of the piano, by the bed, by the baby’s bed, in boxes and stacked in a chest. It’s like...

Literature

Chris Tse finds familiarity and comfort in Nina Mingya Powles' book, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. 

An American friend visiting Wellington once remarked on the number of Malaysian restaurants we had dotted throughout the CBD. It wasn’t something I had really thought about – they’re a ubiquitous part of the city’s local culinary scene, sustained by the fervent support of their most loyal customers...

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...

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Literature
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Literature
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Art in Isolation
Read Time: 13 mins
A personal essay from Lana Lopesi on the place of...
Society
Art in Isolation
By Lana Lopesi
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
Read Time: 9 mins
Some links to resources for arts freelancers during...
Society
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
By Kate Prior
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
Read Time: 28 mins
Our freelance artists across theatre and visual arts...
Art
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
By Kate Prior and Lana Lopesi
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in March
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in March
By Pantograph Punch
Memoirs of a Participant: A Review of Essays In Love
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior was a participant in Oliver Driver and...
Theatre
Memoirs of a Participant: A Review of Essays In Love
By Kate Prior
Making Art With Strangers
Read Time: 12 mins
Vanessa Crofskey talks with Alice Canton about Year...
Theatre
Making Art With Strangers
By Vanessa Crofskey
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three
Read Time: 4 mins
Bite-sized reviews from the final week of NZ Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three
By Pantograph Punch
From Mob to Whānau: A Review of Black Ties
Read Time: 4 mins
In a play that navigates tensions between an Indigenous...
Theatre
From Mob to Whānau: A Review of Black Ties
By Tia Reihana