My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Baby Gatekeepers

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Theatre

Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening in light of Ahi Karunaharan’s latest play, My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.

In 1990s Aotearoa, it was initially difficult to find Tamil films or Bollywood films to watch. For Sri Lankans like my family, Indian cinema dominated. People went on shopping sprees whenever they went back to Sri Lanka or India. What arose were almost black-market video...

Art

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

Manta rays, tortoises and talking trees: Artists John Ward Knox, Eddie Clemens and Anne Noble play with ideas of ecological care, climate change and wild Earth in the exhibitions of this month’s Unmissables.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the city...

Literature

Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing student Madison Hamill reflects on her place in an industry that has been described as a ‘white castle’.

My name is Maddy. I’m 24 years old. I belong to a class of 17 female and one male, mostly Pākehā, publishing students in the only accredited publishing course in New Zealand. One day we will run the industry, we joke – we’ll be tycoons like Miranda...

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Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
The Wolves: New Voices In The Locker Room
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Kate Prior on The Wolves
Theatre
The Wolves: New Voices In The Locker Room
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Returning to her grandmother’s home in the Lac Seul...
Theatre
The Unheard Scream: A Review of Windigo
By Madeleine De Young
There's Something Wrong With Art Writing
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Art
There's Something Wrong With Art Writing
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It Came From The Attic
Read Time: 20 mins
Daniel Blackball, co-founder of the recently-closed...
Music
It Came From The Attic
By Daniel Blackball
The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu
Read Time: 5 mins
Choreographer Bianca Hyslop draws upon the story of...
Theatre
The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu
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Everyday Aroha: A Review of Pakaru
Read Time: 5 mins
Winner of the prestigious Adam New Zealand Play Award...
Theatre
Everyday Aroha: A Review of Pakaru
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Read Time: 7 mins
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Literature
Bad Men and Bad Women: A Review of How to Take Off Your Clothes
By Carolyn DeCarlo
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Read Time: 15 mins
Anisha Sankar unpacks the way institutions uphold...
Society
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By Anisha Sankar