The Unheard Scream: A Review of Windigo
There's Something Wrong With Art Writing
It Came From The Attic

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Returning to her grandmother’s home in the Lac Seul Reserve in northwestern Ontario, Canadian choreographer of mixed Oji-Cree and settler heritage Lara Kramer confronts a latent war lurking under the surface. Madeleine De Young reviews.

Two men and a woman sit on mattresses. It’s still. Quiet. The air is filled with a quiet crunching – reverberating atmospheric noise. The fill of the outside world....

Art

Have you ever looked at an art essay and had your eyes glaze over so hard you accidentally bought shares in Krispy Kreme? Vanessa Crofskey is sick of exclusive jargon.

Let’s start with a very real Master’s critique I was a part of:

Esteemed guest:These paintings reminds me of [redacted 19th century artist]

University Lecturer: Yes, but I would say that the style is more in the taste of [redacted...

Music

Daniel Blackball, co-founder of the recently-closed Dunedin label/studio/DIY venue The Attic, reminisces about a scene that didn't give two shits about the 'new Dunedin Sound', let alone whether it was part of it.

Some nights, long after business hours, you might have heard music ricocheting through an alleyway on George Street, Dunedin’s main drag. More often than not, this was coming from the 70s-themed...

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Theatre
The Unheard Scream: A Review of Windigo
Art
There's Something Wrong With Art Writing
Music
It Came From The Attic
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
Read Time: 15 mins
Contemporary Muslim poets whose work we love, admire...
Literature
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
Read Time: 16 mins
Elle Loui August on the artists' triumphant return...
Art
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
By Elle Loui August
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
Read Time: 8 mins
How do we deal with doomsday on stage? New Volumes...
Theatre
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai
Read Time: 20 mins
Following the success of Waru, Lana Lopesi talks strength...
Screen
Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai
By Lana Lopesi
Threads of Inheritance: Areez Katki at Malcolm Smith Gallery
Read Time: 15 mins
Every textile tells a story, and the embroidered cloths...
Art
Threads of Inheritance: Areez Katki at Malcolm Smith Gallery
By Jane Groufsky
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
Read Time: 18 mins
It matters who we think with, and which stories we...
Art
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
By Robyn Maree Pickens
Build Your Own Whare: The Voices of Te Haukāinga
Read Time: 35 mins
The artists of Te Haukāinga on holding the history...
Theatre
Build Your Own Whare: The Voices of Te Haukāinga
By Kahu Kutia
Islamophobia: A Personal Reflection
Read Time: 5 mins
One week on from the terror attacks in Ōtautahi, Hala...
Society
Islamophobia: A Personal Reflection
By Hala Nasr