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
Loose Canons: Rodney Bell
Read Time: 4 mins
Dancer Rodney Bell uncovers his inspirations.
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rodney Bell
By Rodney Bell
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
Read Time: 17 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker goes to a conference that challenges...
Society
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Le Téléphone Aphrodisiaque: A Review of Lobsters
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Lucy Marinkovich's dance/theatre...
Theatre
Le Téléphone Aphrodisiaque: A Review of Lobsters
By Adam Goodall
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
Read Time: 4 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
Read Time: 5 mins
Without love to temper them, disappointment turns...
Screen
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
By Jacob Powell
Playground Battle: A Review of Lord of the Flies
Read Time: 9 mins
Centrepoint Theatre's latest Open Stage production...
Theatre
Playground Battle: A Review of Lord of the Flies
By Adam Goodall
The Muslim Problem
Read Time: 10 mins
Faisal Al-Asaad on how the Muslim experience is typified...
Society
The Muslim Problem
By Faisal Al-Asaad
The Best, the Worst and the Interesting: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part II
Read Time: 19 mins
In Part 2 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, we look at the...
Screen
The Best, the Worst and the Interesting: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part II
By Pantograph Punch