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
Travelling Light
Read Time: 31 mins
Cherie Lacey looks back at the Colin McCahon's Victory...
Art
Travelling Light
By Cherie Lacey
Industrial Scenes: Director Simon Maxwell on working with Nine Inch Nails, DC Talk, and Michael Jackson
Read Time: 34 mins
David Farrier tracks down the man behind some of the...
Music
Industrial Scenes: Director Simon Maxwell on working with Nine Inch Nails, DC Talk, and Michael Jackson
By David Farrier
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
Read Time: 15 mins
The abstracted violence of the white imagination in...
Art
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
By Lana Lopesi
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
Read Time: 18 mins
Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
Art
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
Read Time: 12 mins
Tiny Ruins writes from the road about her current...
Music
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
By Hollie Fullbrook
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
Features
You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
Read Time: 16 mins
Melissa Laing asks what it means to create ethical...
Art
Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
By Melissa Laing
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
Read Time: 7 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bailey Peryman as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
By Brie Sherow