I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress

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Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

Society

Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress. But Will Hansen argues Aotearoa still has a long way to go for queer folk to feel safe.

When businesses throughout the Wellington CBD are covered head to toe in rainbow flags, why would we complain? When Wellington City Council commissions rainbow crossings, rainbow runways, rainbow precincts, to make us feel welcome and safe, why would...

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Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Shocks and Conversations: A Review of Two New Anthologies of New Zealand Poetry
Read Time: 14 mins
Is New Zealand poetry “experiencing some kind of revolution...
Literature
Shocks and Conversations: A Review of Two New Anthologies of New Zealand Poetry
By Mark Williams
Leaving Traces: A Review of The Room
Read Time: 8 mins
Linda Tyler looks for traces of habitation in The...
Art
Leaving Traces: A Review of The Room
By Linda Tyler
We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools
Read Time: 23 mins
Our schools are struggling to cover consent and sexual...
Theatre
We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools
By India Essuah
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
Read Time: 10 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
By Kate Prior
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
Read Time: 6 mins
Gregory Kan thrives amid self-imposed constraints...
Literature
Earnest but Elusive: A Review of Under Glass by Gregory Kan
By Hannah Newport-Watson
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Read Time: 6 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
By Pantograph Punch
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Read Time: 30 mins
Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians...
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
By Adam Goodall
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
Read Time: 17 mins
Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki...
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
By Francis McWhannell