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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
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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
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
Read Time: 11 mins
Why did people care more about Notre Dame burning...
Society
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
Not All Knowledge is Yours to Share: A Review of How to Live Together
Read Time: 17 mins
Dilohana Lekamge reviews How To Live Together, an...
Art
Not All Knowledge is Yours to Share: A Review of How to Live Together
By Dilohana Lekamge
Return to Places Unknown
Read Time: 34 mins
A personal essay about tracing family history and...
Literature
Return to Places Unknown
By Janna Tay
The Power of the Pussy Bow: Fighting Back Against Rape-Art
Read Time: 21 mins
On her first international art residency, Wellington...
Art
The Power of the Pussy Bow: Fighting Back Against Rape-Art
By Emily Hartley-Skudder
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
By Pantograph Punch
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Read Time: 17 mins
Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at...
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
By Vanessa Crofskey
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
Read Time: 7 mins
Miriama Aoake reflects on the complexity and hilarity...
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A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
By Miriama Aoake