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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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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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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
Read Time: 22 mins
Ruth Buchanan’s 'The scene in which I find myself /...
Art
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
By Lucinda Bennett
6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Christmas, With Drawings
Read Time: 9 mins
Top therapist-recommended and personally-attempted...
Society
6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Christmas, With Drawings
By Vanessa Crofskey
Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19
Read Time: 2 mins
Meet the writers taking part in Summer Fling, our...
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Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19
By Pantograph Punch
Everyday Aroha: A Review of Pakaru
Read Time: 5 mins
Winner of the prestigious Adam New Zealand Play Award...
Theatre
Everyday Aroha: A Review of Pakaru
By Josephine Parsnip
Nothing Like Family
Read Time: 13 mins
Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and...
Screen
Nothing Like Family
By Doug Dillaman
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
Read Time: 8 mins
New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews the new play...
Theatre
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
By Waveney Russ
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
Read Time: 13 mins
Even beautiful buildings can be perpetrators of colonial...
Society
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
By Jade Kake
Hurting in Different Ways: A Review of Life on Volcanoes
Read Time: 5 mins
Five of New Zealand’s best essayists break personal...
Literature
Hurting in Different Ways: A Review of Life on Volcanoes
By Veronica Maughan