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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
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
Read Time: 16 mins
Who does your body belong to? Lucinda Bennett reviews...
Art
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
By Lucinda Bennett
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
Read Time: 14 mins
Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
By James McNaughton
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
Read Time: 34 mins
HIV-positive New Zealanders share their stories of...
Society
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
By Thomas Phillips
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe and NZ Fringe 2019
Read Time: 11 mins
Theatre Editor Adam Goodall offers up his recommendations...
Theatre
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe and NZ Fringe 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Read Time: 12 mins
Reflections on HERE: Kupe to Cook at Pātaka Art +...
Art
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
By Migoto Eria
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
Read Time: 9 mins
An extended narrative poem about protecting ancestral...
Literature
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
By Michaela Keeble
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
Read Time: 6 mins
Melissa Laing takes in the wide-ranging narrative...
Theatre
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
By Melissa Laing
Loose Canons: Vanessa Crofskey
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Vanessa Crofskey
By Vanessa Crofskey