The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus

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Literature

Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

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News
The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Read Time: 9 mins
Award-winning choreographer and director and Malia...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
By Malia Johnston
Picking at the Surface
Read Time: 13 mins
Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and...
Society
Picking at the Surface
By Vanessa Crofskey
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Read Time: 36 mins
From millennial writers to the most successful playwright...
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
By Adam Goodall
Books to Look Out for in 2019
Read Time: 14 mins
Forthcoming New Zealand poetry, fiction and non-fiction...
Literature
Books to Look Out for in 2019
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Loose Canons: Shane Bosher
Read Time: 10 mins
Former Artistic Director of Silo Theatre and general...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Shane Bosher
By Shane Bosher
On Being Skux
Read Time: 11 mins
A nostalgic recap of a national subculture.
Society
On Being Skux
By Tayi Tibble
"Oh you foolish little Zionists"
Read Time: 18 mins
Justine Sachs on the cruelty and inhumanity of Zionism...
Society
"Oh you foolish little Zionists"
By Justine Sachs
Make Me Laugh
Read Time: 15 mins
A new generation of theatremakers is turning to stand...
Theatre
Make Me Laugh
By Annabella Gamboni