Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts

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Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews Jacinda.

It’s September 2017, and New Zealand is hosting a general election to determine the membership of the 52nd Parliament. The centre-right National Party have governed since 2008 in a minority government with confidence and supply from ACT, United Future and the Māori Party. During their nine-year term, wealth and social...

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Here Lies Love is a funky, glossy pop album about former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, produced by American new wave legend David Byrne and British house king Norman 'Fatboy Slim' Cook. It's got some things to say about power and wealth and how intoxicating they can be - but it's also saying some things, however unintentional, about how other cultures are interpreted by a Western lens. Lucy...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Award-winning director Sophie Roberts graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2007. From 2008 to 2014 she freelanced as a director and theatre-maker, creating work for many of Auckland and Wellington’s major theatre companies and...

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Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
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Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
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Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Museums, Non-Neutrality and Writing Histories: An Interview with Sean Mallon
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Lana Lopesi talks to Sean Mallon about the responsibilities...
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Museums, Non-Neutrality and Writing Histories: An Interview with Sean Mallon
By Lana Lopesi
Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
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K. Emma Ng considers the possibilities and pressures...
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Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
By K. Emma Ng
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
Read Time: 27 mins
In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls...
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Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
By Jackson Nieuwland
Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19
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Introducing our four Critics in Residence for 2018...
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Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19
By Pantograph Punch
A Frost Kissed Rose at the Bottom of the World: An Interview with Daegan Wells
Read Time: 21 mins
Lucinda Bennett talks to the artist about craft, storytelling...
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A Frost Kissed Rose at the Bottom of the World: An Interview with Daegan Wells
By Lucinda Bennett
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
Read Time: 9 mins
Jean Sergent dives into the disruption of Taylor Mac...
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Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
By Jean Sergent
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
Read Time: 24 mins
Antony Millen challenges the stereotype that authors...
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Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
By Antony Millen
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
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Actor, writer and director Miriama Mcdowell lets us...
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Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
By Miriama Mcdowell