The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July

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Our staff writers – Vanessa Crofskey, Tayi Tibble, Lucinda Bennett and Kate Prior, plus veteran film writer Doug Dillaman – bring you their top picks from this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival 

Film festival season is upon us! Whether you circled almost everything in the programme then gave up trying to decide, or you have yet to steal a dog-eared copy from your office staffroom – we’ve all been there...

Theatre

POWER is a fun and feisty tribute to female pop music, which takes great delight in throwing away the ‘guilt’ in ‘guilty pleasure’. So how deep does the feminism go, and what’s missing? New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews.

Everyone has a guilty music pleasure, right? A few artists we don’t care to broadcast our love for. Spotify knows what’s up, after all, they created private browsing for a reason...

Art

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

Imagine if every exhibition had work by four artists from the same family! Well, HĀTEPE at Mokopōpaki does. 

Painting, photography and handcrafted objects all feature in this month’s Unmissables. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell has searched the city to find...

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The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Theatre
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
Read Time: 6 mins
Airini Beautrais reviews Johanna Emeney's new collection...
Literature
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
By Airini Beautrais
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
Read Time: 16 mins
In Part 1 of our NZIFF 2017 wrap up, an electronic...
Screen
Community Building: NZIFF 2017 Wrap Up Part I
By Pantograph Punch
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
Read Time: 9 mins
Jess Bates revels in the joyous subversions of Nancy...
Theatre
Triple-Inception: A Review of Lick My Past
By Jess Bates
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
What's left of the Mugabe way?
Read Time: 11 mins
Where are the traces of Robert Mugabe? Murdoch Stephens...
Society
What's left of the Mugabe way?
By Murdoch Stephens
Read your favourite Ockham longlist authors right here on the Punch
Read Time: 3 mins
If you squint, we've published one out of every four...
Literature
Read your favourite Ockham longlist authors right here on the Punch
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Alex Lodge
Read Time: 11 mins
Alex Lodge, co-writer of the upcoming Circa play Modern...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alex Lodge
By Alex Lodge
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
Read Time: 19 mins
An extract from Caren Wilton’s new book My Body, My...
Society
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
By Caren Wilton