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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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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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The Cost And Value Of Care
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The Cost And Value Of Care
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Astrologer, hot girl and Indigenous prophet, Tayi...
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12 Must-have Hot Girl Summer Accessories Based on Your Astrological Sign
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Old, plump, talkative: Considering Agnès Varda
Read Time: 10 mins
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Old, plump, talkative: Considering Agnès Varda
By Doug Dillaman
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Pantograph Picks: FESTA 2016
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Looking the Other Way
Read Time: 9 mins
Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu on the family violence she...
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Looking the Other Way
By Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
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Read Time: 15 mins
The importance of challenging history, Jessica Douglas...
Art
Contentious Histories: A Review of Properties of Peace and Evil
By Jessica Douglas
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Read Time: 16 mins
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Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
Read Time: 8 mins
Rina Patel reviews the latest from Prayas Theatre...
Theatre
Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
By Rina Patel