You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau

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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...

Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

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Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
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Literature
EXTREMELY COOL PARTY DIVA: Freya Daly Sadgrove chats to Hera Lindsay Bird
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week One
Read Time: 4 mins
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Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week One
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 7 mins
Art schools are seen by many as beacons of liberalism...
Art
The Angry Brown Woman: My Issue With Art Schools
By Anna McAllister
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Read Time: 13 mins
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Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week One
By Pantograph Punch
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Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira deserves New Zealander...
Society
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By Kate Prior
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Read Time: 6 mins
Jazz musician Umar Zakaria is glad RNZ Concert isn...
Music
Save It, Don’t Preserve It: A Vision for RNZ Concert’s Future
By Umar Zakaria
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Read Time: 5 mins
Helping you find the gems in Auckland Fringe Festival...
Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
By Kate Prior
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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The best art on show this month in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
By Pantograph Punch