Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”

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Art

Does Palmy’s art gallery really need saving? India Essuah speaks to the people behind a petition to save the art gallery, and those who reckon the petition opposes the gallery's core values of diversity and inclusivity.

A call to ‘Save the Art Gallery in Palmerston North’ has garnered traction online, gaining close to 5000 signatures. Beneath the petition’s vague wording to ‘save’ Palmerston North’s art gallery...

Literature

Romance novels are more than cringey sex and Fabio in a kilt. Alie Benge discovers the power of the female as she becomes the genre's latest convert.

My MA classmates and I met in a Newtown barn, our first post-hand-in reunion. I was about to start the third full rewrite of my book-length thesis after reconceptualising it again. I needed money, and a job that wasn’t creatively draining. The kind of work...

Literature

How can a book ever capture the live spirit of spoken word? Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath reviews the recent Trans-Tasman anthology Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word. Edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, it includes work by Taika Waititi, Tayi Tibble, Hera Lindsay Bird, Behrouz Boochani, Selina Tusitala Marsh and many others.

Several years ago, I spent 10...

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Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Literature
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
Read Time: 9 mins
New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews POWER...
Theatre
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
By Pantograph Punch
How to Win the Palme d’Or: A Review of Parasite
Read Time: 7 mins
The best film of the season might be one that’s not...
Screen
How to Win the Palme d’Or: A Review of Parasite
By Vanessa Crofskey
An Unpredictable Micro-event: On Nicolás Paris
Read Time: 14 mins
Megan Dunn talks to Colombian artist Nicolás Paris...
Art
An Unpredictable Micro-event: On Nicolás Paris
By Megan Dunn
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’
Read Time: 14 mins
Chevron Hassett reviews the potential and the future...
Art
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’
By Chevron Hassett
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
Read Time: 9 mins
What do we inherit? How can we move forward from the...
Theatre
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
By India Essuah
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
Read Time: 12 mins
On the climate crisis and the plastic crisis, Briony...
Society
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
By Briony Bennett
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
Read Time: 9 mins
Jason Te Mete’s Adam-Award-winning play combines waiata...
Theatre
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
By George Fenwick