Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts

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Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews Jacinda.

It’s September 2017, and New Zealand is hosting a general election to determine the membership of the 52nd Parliament. The centre-right National Party have governed since 2008 in a minority government with confidence and supply from ACT, United Future and the Māori Party. During their nine-year term, wealth and social...

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Here Lies Love is a funky, glossy pop album about former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, produced by American new wave legend David Byrne and British house king Norman 'Fatboy Slim' Cook. It's got some things to say about power and wealth and how intoxicating they can be - but it's also saying some things, however unintentional, about how other cultures are interpreted by a Western lens. Lucy...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Award-winning director Sophie Roberts graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2007. From 2008 to 2014 she freelanced as a director and theatre-maker, creating work for many of Auckland and Wellington’s major theatre companies and...

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Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Theatre
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Theatre
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
Read Time: 6 mins
Ahead of seasons of his new play Astroman in Christchurch...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
By Albert Belz
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
Read Time: 18 mins
Self serving myths and nationalism, Dan Kelly considers...
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Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
By Dan Kelly
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
Read Time: 14 mins
Repatriation researcher, Amber Aranui, considers the...
Art
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
By Amber Aranui
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
Read Time: 11 mins
Francis McWhannell on the underpaid opportunity of...
Art
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
By Francis McWhannell
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
Read Time: 9 mins
Claire Duncan, interdisciplinary artist and sound...
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Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
By Claire Duncan
Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
Read Time: 14 mins
Catherine Hart steps back from the overwhelming online...
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Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
By Catherine Hart
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
Read Time: 23 mins
Already a lover of cinema and the sea, Doug Dillaman...
Art
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
By Doug Dillaman
The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
Read Time: 7 mins
White Man Behind A Desk Robbie Nicol leaves his desk...
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The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
By George Fenwick