You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau

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Society

Racism sucks. Vanessa Crofskey writes about the hurt her and her peers feel as Chinese people during Covid-19.

Covid-19 recently got nicknamed the ‘Chinese virus’. It was something stupid that Donald Trump said and that other people echoed. Renaming the virus was a crudely obvious tactic that most people could clearly see through: associating a worldwide pandemic with the race who were the first...

Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

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Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
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Literature
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Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
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Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
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A personal essay by Lana Lopesi on busyness and burnout...
Society
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Top therapist-recommended and personally-attempted...
Society
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We look back on the highs, lows and memorable moments...
Literature
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