Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”

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Art

Does Palmy’s art gallery really need saving? India Essuah speaks to the people behind a petition to save the art gallery, and those who reckon the petition opposes the gallery's core values of diversity and inclusivity.

A call to ‘Save the Art Gallery in Palmerston North’ has garnered traction online, gaining close to 5000 signatures. Beneath the petition’s vague wording to ‘save’ Palmerston North’s art gallery...

Literature

Romance novels are more than cringey sex and Fabio in a kilt. Alie Benge discovers the power of the female as she becomes the genre's latest convert.

My MA classmates and I met in a Newtown barn, our first post-hand-in reunion. I was about to start the third full rewrite of my book-length thesis after reconceptualising it again. I needed money, and a job that wasn’t creatively draining. The kind of work...

Literature

How can a book ever capture the live spirit of spoken word? Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath reviews the recent Trans-Tasman anthology Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word. Edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, it includes work by Taika Waititi, Tayi Tibble, Hera Lindsay Bird, Behrouz Boochani, Selina Tusitala Marsh and many others.

Several years ago, I spent 10...

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Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Literature
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Review: The Book of Everything
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Joseph Harper on Silo Theatre's The Book of Everything...
Theatre
Review: The Book of Everything
By Joseph Harper
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Audrey Baldwin
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Brie Sherow talks to Audrey Baldwin as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Audrey Baldwin
By Brie Sherow
Empire in Flames: Kushana Bush on Crucifixions, Circumcisions and Black Magic
Read Time: 24 mins
Currently on show at City Gallery Wellington alongside...
Art
Empire in Flames: Kushana Bush on Crucifixions, Circumcisions and Black Magic
By Megan Dunn
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
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Brie Sherow talks to Amiria Kiddle as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Amiria Kiddle
By Brie Sherow
Dirty Politics
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While Dirty Politics continues to reverberate, life...
Internet Histories
Dirty Politics
By Anna Bracewell-Worrall
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
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Ad man Jono Aidney brings his experience to bear on...
Society
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
By Jono Aidney
Out at Sea: On Taking a Year off and Building a Boat
Read Time: 28 mins
Society
Out at Sea: On Taking a Year off and Building a Boat
By Melissa Laing
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
Read Time: 17 mins
Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting...
Art
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
By Janet McAllister