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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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Loose Canons: Cassandra Tse
Read Time: 7 mins
Writer, director and musical fanatic Cassandra Tse...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Cassandra Tse
By Cassandra Tse
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro
Read Time: 9 mins
Inequality isn't inevitable, it's engineered.
Screen
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro
By Lana Lopesi
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
Read Time: 4 mins
While some (male) mid-life crises come calling in...
Screen
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
By Jacob Powell
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Read Time: 6 mins
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company adapts Mem Fox...
Theatre
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
By Adam Goodall
Interim
Read Time: 7 mins
Distracting you from our nation's political discomfort...
Literature
Interim
By Laura Borrowdale
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
By Pantograph Punch
 The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
Read Time: 7 mins
A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in June
By Pantograph Punch
Imagined Art History: An Interview with Thomasin Sleigh
Read Time: 20 mins
Holly Walker interviews Wellington-based writer Thomasin...
Literature
Imagined Art History: An Interview with Thomasin Sleigh
By Holly Walker