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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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Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
In the Under: Being Poor and Dreaming the End of Capitalism
Read Time: 42 mins
Tulia Thompson draws on scenes from literature and...
Literature
In the Under: Being Poor and Dreaming the End of Capitalism
By Tulia Thompson
Knowing Your Tātai: Jade Kake on hapū rangatiratanga, whakapapa and Ihumātao
Read Time: 12 mins
Jade Kake on Ihumātao and the complexities of the...
Society
Knowing Your Tātai: Jade Kake on hapū rangatiratanga, whakapapa and Ihumātao
By Jade Kake
All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’
Read Time: 15 mins
Matariki Williams explores the diverse experiences...
Art
All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’
By Matariki Williams
Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi explores the reawakened practices in Te...
Art
Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’
By Lana Lopesi
Meet Our New Team
Read Time: 6 mins
Meet our new Director, Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori and...
News
Meet Our New Team
By Pantograph Punch
Stuck On Love Island
Read Time: 8 mins
Annaleese Jochems on why, after so many seasons of...
Screen
Stuck On Love Island
By Annaleese Jochems
All The Knowledge We Need to Survive: A Review of ransack
Read Time: 11 mins
Jackson Nieuwland reviews essa may ranapiri’s debut...
Literature
All The Knowledge We Need to Survive: A Review of ransack
By Jackson Nieuwland
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
Read Time: 34 mins
HIV-positive New Zealanders share their stories of...
Society
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
By Thomas Phillips