Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus

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Literature

Director of Verb Festival and literary programmer for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts Claire Mabey shares her reading recommendations for these strange times.

Present Claire is extremely thankful to past Claire’s book-hoarding habits. There are the groaning bookshelves, but also the piles on the floor, on top of the piano, by the bed, by the baby’s bed, in boxes and stacked in a chest. It’s like...

Literature

Chris Tse finds familiarity and comfort in Nina Mingya Powles' book, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. 

An American friend visiting Wellington once remarked on the number of Malaysian restaurants we had dotted throughout the CBD. It wasn’t something I had really thought about – they’re a ubiquitous part of the city’s local culinary scene, sustained by the fervent support of their most loyal customers...

Society

Racism sucks. Vanessa Crofskey writes about the hurt her and her peers feel as Chinese people during Covid-19.

Covid-19 recently got nicknamed the ‘Chinese virus’. It was something stupid that Donald Trump said and that other people echoed. Renaming the virus was a crudely obvious tactic that most people could clearly see through: associating a worldwide pandemic with the race who were the first...

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Literature
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Literature
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper on the empty emotional pornography of...
Theatre
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
By Joseph Harper
Christchurch, and the heart of the Antipodean Gothic
Read Time: 29 mins
Jasmine Gallagher on the wrong side of a broken city...
Art
Christchurch, and the heart of the Antipodean Gothic
By Jasmine Gallagher
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
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
Society
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
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
All Who Live on Islands
Read Time: 26 mins
Rose Lu reflects on growing up as a Chinese New Zealander...
Literature
All Who Live on Islands
By Rose Lu
Three Boys
Read Time: 20 mins
Joe Nunweek on school expulsions
Society
Three Boys
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