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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
Literature
The Wart
Hidden Women
Read Time: 19 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett on the complexities and intricacies...
Society
Hidden Women
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Venous Flow: Psychic and Somatic Pain in the Work of Fiona Pardington
Read Time: 25 mins
Art
Venous Flow: Psychic and Somatic Pain in the Work of Fiona Pardington
By Kriselle Baker
Internet Histories | 27 May
Read Time: 10 mins
This fortnight: celebrating the commencement speech...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 27 May
By Pantograph Punch
Between the Lines: Pedestrian Support League
Read Time: 5 mins
Street Chant's Emily Littler on her band's new single...
Music
Between the Lines: Pedestrian Support League
By Emily Littler
Review: Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow...
Theatre
Review: Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
By Sam Brooks
Less 'Man Drought', More 'Woman Flood' - A Conversation on No Country For Old Maids
Read Time: 19 mins
Joan Fleming talks to Dr Hannah August about her new...
Society
Less 'Man Drought', More 'Woman Flood' - A Conversation on No Country For Old Maids
By Joan Fleming
Shutting Themselves In
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Shutting Themselves In
By Hugh Lilly
The Canary In The House Party
Read Time: 17 mins
There's plenty up in the air with music writing right...
Music
The Canary In The House Party
By Joe Nunweek