Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy

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Literature

Gregory Kan thrives amid self-imposed constraints in Under Glass – but also tests the reader’s patience for abstracted gravitas. Hannah Newport-Watson reviews.

It’s common to talk about the ‘emotional landscape’ of a book. Gregory Kan’s second poetry collection Under Glass transforms that figure of speech into something more – and yet, not entirely – literal. A series of prose poems unfolds in a landscape...

Art

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

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

Theatre

Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

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Literature
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Make Me Laugh
Read Time: 15 mins
A new generation of theatremakers is turning to stand...
Theatre
Make Me Laugh
By Annabella Gamboni
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Read Time: 22 mins
Theatre Editor Adam Goodall (Wellington), Kate Prior...
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Read Time: 12 mins
Literature
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: 10 Exhibitions to Celebrate from 2018
Read Time: 15 mins
Visual Arts Editor Lucinda Bennett and Kaupapa Māori...
Art
Whakanuia: 10 Exhibitions to Celebrate from 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Read Time: 16 mins
As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy...
Art
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
By Matariki Williams
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Read Time: 27 mins
Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable...
Society
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
Read Time: 5 mins
2018 Billy T nominee, Snort member and hard-hitting...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
By Alice Snedden
On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?
Read Time: 30 mins
In the wake of debates around Amici Productions' 2019...
Theatre
On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?
By Adam Goodall