Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry

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Literature

Wellington’s favourite indie literature festival returns with fancy new clothes, a punchy new name and a rudely good programme. Running from 6–10 November, Verb Festival includes the classic Saturday evening LitCrawl surrounded by five days’ worth of less frantic occassions, lovingly curated and featuring local, national and international writers.

Pantograph Punch editors Faith Wilson, Ataria Sharman...

Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

Art

An exhibition about the Pacific should centre Pacific scholarship, right? Lana Lopesi asks this question of Te Tuhi’s Moana Don’t Cry. 

Over the 18th and 19th centuries, the Pacific Ocean was progressively divided. European and American explorers cut up the Pacific, what was said to be the last place to meet colonisation, permanently transforming its cultural, economic and ecological landscapes. With...

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Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Art
Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry
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
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
On The Book of Everything
Read Time: 9 mins
Sam Brooks on The Book of Everything, Silo Theatre...
Theatre
On The Book of Everything
By Sam Brooks
On the conditions and possibilities of New Zealand performance art taking New York by storm
Read Time: 12 mins
Kim Choe reports back from the New Zealand New Performance...
Theatre
On the conditions and possibilities of New Zealand performance art taking New York by storm
By Kim Choe
Licence to Pill
Read Time: 18 mins
Graham Panther on madness, choice and how lived experience...
Screen
Licence to Pill
By Graham Panther
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
Read Time: 8 mins
Dozens of images of Justin Bieber - on tour, asleep...
Art
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
By Daniel Michael Satele
The Redeemer of Lost Time
Read Time: 12 mins
Anthonie Tonnon's new album Successor pits baby-boomers...
Music
The Redeemer of Lost Time
By Hayden Donnell
When do We Get to Speak?
Read Time: 11 mins
Mohamed Hassan on the need for more Muslim voices...
Society
When do We Get to Speak?
By Mohamed Hassan