Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
Where Are The New Zealanders At Cannes Film Festival?
 The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June

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Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews the new play from Basement Theatre's Producer In Residence Alice Kirker, a smorgasbord of scenes and stories about bodies, brains and the pressure society puts them under.

Hands are my favourite part of the human body. They’re the first fleshy extension of myself that enters any new situation. Holding the pen that signs a contract for a job, running through...

Screen

Twenty-six years after The Piano, Doug Dillaman goes to Cannes and finds that New Zealand films are conspicuously nowhere to be seen.

In 1994, no one at Cannes could ignore New Zealand. Off the back of Jane Campion's history-making Palme D'Or victory for The Piano the year prior, 1994’s programme featured not only two short films in competition (Niki Caro's Sure To Rise and Grant Lahood's Lemming Aid...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

An exciting new art space opened this month in Ōtāhuhu: Vunilagi Vou, a gallery with contemporary Pacific art and audiences at its core, will show a new exhibition each month, sell artworks and objects and provide a communal space for creatives to come together. Gallery Director Ema Tavola (Fiji, Pākehā) says there will...

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Theatre
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
Screen
Where Are The New Zealanders At Cannes Film Festival?
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
On Being Skux
Read Time: 11 mins
A nostalgic recap of a national subculture.
Society
On Being Skux
By Tayi Tibble
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
Read Time: 10 mins
Opinion or bigotry? Patrick Thomsen lets you know...
Society
In Defence of Pacific Sexual Minorities: Why Israel Folau is no Hero
By Patrick Thomsen
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
Read Time: 23 mins
Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
Read Time: 11 mins
Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso