Litia Tuiburelevu on the body that betrays itself.
Ashleigh Taupaki on wetlands as wāhi tapu for Māori who rely on them for food, rongoā and freshwater.
What do kids, an asthma inhaler, mugs, uku tangi and a keepsake box have in common?
A sprawling survey of our Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers, Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa is a core text in representing the queer experience.
Jordan Hamel delivers a desperate plea to get our most ignored celebrities onto everyone’s favourite reality show.
Sāmoan woman writers and friends Lana Lopesi (Satapuala, Siumu) and Faith Wilson (Vaimoso, Siumu) chat about their new projects and the opportunities and challenges facing Pasifika writers today.
Rachel Trow grapples with the realisation she’s been ignoring parts of herself to enjoy Lorde as an artist – and she can no longer escape herself.
Leafā Wilson, Tusiata Avia and Pelenakeke Brown speak to Bloody Woman by Lana Lopesi.
Han Li on how Sāmoan hip-hop artist and Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Albert Folasa-Sua – aka LB – found his voice and learned to embrace obscurity.
Grace Lai on the multi-hyphenate bag and a kōrero with designer–maker Vita Cochran.
An unkempt vessel welcomes readers to Vessel.
Ronia Ibrahim responds to Bling Ring, Vanessa Mei Crofskey’s first curatorial offering at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space.
Vanessa Ellingham (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngā Ruahine) on finding her place in the Māori diaspora.
Ankita Singh and Naomi Simon-Kumar chat with South Asian and West Asian Kiwi musicians you should be listening to, about their craft, advice they have for other artists and what’s on their playlist.
An eclectic mix of budding film reviewers takes up the challenge set by the Show Me Shorts Film Festival to have a film fest in their lounge.
Amit Noy on whiteness, choreography, and the archive in Arthur Jafa’s Love is the Message, the Message is Death and Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected].
In reviewing Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero, filmmaker Ghazaleh Golbakhsh contextualises Iran–US relations, censorship and the popularity of Iranian films.
Faith Wilson has a mean as kōrero with emerging Kirikiriroa theatre makers from the development programme Boil Up, run by The Meteor Theatre.
Khali Philip-Barbara, Tāmihana Kātene and Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan with curator Isaac Te Awa on the making of taonga pūoro.
Alice Snedden takes a behind-the-scenes look at Silo Theatre’s cheeky and triumphant newest work, Break Bread, in a roundtable with Sophie Roberts, Alice Canton, Freya Finch and Leon Wadham.
The Pantograph Punch publishes urgent and vital cultural commentary by the most exciting new voices in Aotearoa.