Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Choreographer and performance director Malia Johnston is one of the founders of Movement Of The Human (MOTH). Malia has been working in the performance industry since 2000. She was awarded Director of the Year at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2018...

Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

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Theatre
Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
This Could Be It
Read Time: 18 mins
Max Harris thought his spidery limbs, flat feet and...
Society
This Could Be It
By Max Harris
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
Read Time: 26 mins
Trent Reznor wasn't the first industrial musician...
Music
Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
By Joe Nunweek
Internet Histories | 24 June
Read Time: 34 mins
This fortnight: Yelp, the sound of secret map-makers...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 24 June
By Pantograph Punch
Poor people are ugly
Read Time: 5 mins
It was about halfway through Aussie horror The Babadook...
Internet Histories
Poor people are ugly
By Matt Harnett
Built By Subtraction: Video Games as Minimalism
Read Time: 16 mins
Kieran Clarkin on Team ICO
Art
Built By Subtraction: Video Games as Minimalism
By Kieran Clarkin
Three Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Joe Nunweek on school expulsions
Society
Three Boys
By Joe Nunweek
Travelling Light
Read Time: 31 mins
Cherie Lacey looks back at the Colin McCahon's Victory...
Art
Travelling Light
By Cherie Lacey
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
Read Time: 2 mins
Society
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
By Rosabel Tan