Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’

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Society

What was growing up in Aotearoa like during the drastic neoliberal reforms of the 1980s? Mary Paul talks to six Generation X Aucklanders.

In the early 1990s I often woke at night worrying about how our children would manage in a newly competitive world. If they couldn’t strive to be the best, or at least buy into the idea of life as raw competition, how would they manage? It was not so much a feeling...

Art

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

Dan Arps and Fiona Clark. Hannah Valentine and Toss Woollaston. Two dual-artist shows – unlikely pairings, both – feature in this month’s picks. Plus, we just couldn’t go past the colour-drenched work of Cat Fooks.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the...

Art

Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient forms collide in the multi-faceted sculptural work Earthcraft by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer. Victoria Wynne-Jones reviews.

Trembling slightly, an immense crystalline form hangs before a window. Cool winter light catches its facets and its glasslike surface glows white. In barely perceptible yet perpetual motion, it shifts in response to...

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Society
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
Art
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
Read Time: 9 mins
FLAPS: Retouched sells itself as a visceral, honest...
Theatre
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
By Jess Bates
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
Read Time: 4 mins
A show that's a glimpse into a suburb that is known...
Theatre
A Gateway: A Review of Magdalena of Mangere
By Madeleine De Young
Ranterstantrum Redux
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Auckland debut of Ranterstrantrum, Victor...
Theatre
Ranterstantrum Redux
By Victor Rodger
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
Read Time: 12 mins
Antony Millen responds to Michalia Arathimos' debut...
Literature
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
By Antony Millen
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
Read Time: 28 mins
Hannah Newport-Watson talks to the duo behind LitCrawl...
Literature
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
By Hannah Newport-Watson
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
Read Time: 6 mins
John Summers reviews The Fuse Box a collection of...
Literature
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
By John Summers
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
Read Time: 8 mins
Natano Keni and Sarita So's Riverside Kings is a nostalgic...
Theatre
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
By Maraea Rakuraku
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks on how a German absurdist comedy unravels...
Theatre
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
By Sam Brooks