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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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Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Through The Lens: Becoming Māori with Fred Renata
Read Time: 11 mins
Joseph McAlpine shines a light on national treasure...
Screen
Through The Lens: Becoming Māori with Fred Renata
By Joseph McAlpine
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
Kick The Can: How International Street Art Took Dunedin By Force
Read Time: 14 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on Dunedin's street art spat...
Art
Kick The Can: How International Street Art Took Dunedin By Force
By Eloise Callister-Baker
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
Read Time: 21 mins
Duncan Greive looks at the dizzying heights and precipitous...
Music
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
By Duncan Greive
The Great Indifferent Censor
Read Time: 5 mins
Let's not mistake content moderation for moral reasoning...
Art
The Great Indifferent Censor
By Joe Nunweek
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
Read Time: 36 mins
Society
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
By David Hall
Dissolving Walls: Claire Cowan of Blackbird Ensemble
Read Time: 10 mins
India Essuah chats to Claire Cowan about closing the...
Theatre
Dissolving Walls: Claire Cowan of Blackbird Ensemble
By India Essuah
From the Cutting Room Floor: Fallout
Read Time: 18 mins
We chat to the cast and crew of Fallout about their...
Theatre
From the Cutting Room Floor: Fallout
By Rosabel Tan