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Like a river in flood, Auckland Fringe has burst its banks, with a whole spill-over season of pre-Fringe ‘Soft Launch’ shows already underway, and the Fringe proper launching 25 February 2020. There’s a LOT to get excited about in this year’s programme, but no need to get swept away... here’s our top picks.

Lust Island (3 – 7 March)

The Salem Bitch Trials was the funniest thing I saw at Fringe 2019,...

Art

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

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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Society
When do We Get to Speak?
By Mohamed Hassan
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Read Time: 11 mins
Despite its superstar line-up, 'Inside Outside Upside...
Art
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
By Francis McWhannell
When The Truth Starts Trending
Read Time: 16 mins
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Society
When The Truth Starts Trending
By Eloise Callister-Baker
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Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 1 October
By Pantograph Punch
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
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Features
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
By Hera Lindsay Bird
What's The Frequency, Steven?
Read Time: 39 mins
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Music
What's The Frequency, Steven?
By Sam McChesney
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Read Time: 14 mins
The unmasking of the biggest troll on the web, the...
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By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 10 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Alex Davies as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Alex Davies
By Brie Sherow