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AuthorIan Anderson

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October 2, 2016

The housing crisis is a key site of struggle over inequality in Aotearoa / New Zealand. As many increasingly note, an increasing proportion of people do not own the homes they live in.

March 5, 2010

It’s the perfect sell for a student: free show, free porridge. But as with every deal aimed at the Two Minute Noodle demographic, there’s a catch. It’s a clown show. Director Rachel Baker states in the programme that she’s enjoyed clowning from a young age. For those of us who view clowns with a mixture […]

October 5, 2009

Mates and Lovers is a play of push and pull, inner and outer worlds, contradiction and synthesis. In a less roundabout way, it’s about men who love men in this country. Before it was a play, it was a coffee-table history book by Chris Brickell with a decidedly eye-catching cover; two older men in older […]

March 23, 2009

The question isn’t “why haven’t you seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch”? No, the real question is why haven’t you bought the DVD, watched the doco, bought the soundtrack, memorised every song on it and staged an amateur performance? Seriously, I’m about halfway through that list, you’d better get cracking. Hedwig is the tale of […]