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March 18, 2019

Flaunting confidence in the form of a heavily self-curated swimwear pic is one thing. But as I recently discovered: doing so when you’re half-naked in front of a production team, is a whole other thing.   If I’m being totally candid, up until very recently, the Body Positive Movement had meant little to me beyond […]

March 9, 2019

Post-it Notes – NZ Fringe 2019, 11-14 March, Bats Theater   ‘A surreal one-woman show exploring depression, learning to live with yourself, and learning to live with Post-It notes.’ Post-It Notes is apart of the Wellington Fringe Festival for 2019. The show is written by Ben Wilson Directed by Keegan Bragg, the character Mia is played […]

March 4, 2019

What would Eleven wear?   Season three of Stranger Things comes out this year, so we all know what that means: corduroy, overalls, and David Bain jumpers are going to be flying off the op-shop shelves faster than you can say “this article is not sponsored by Netflix but is definitely open to it, should […]

March 4, 2019

Nothing usually gets between me and my Cozy Cake Kitchen chips, but last week, one incredible gallery window display stopped me in my tracks. Hariata Ropata Tangahoe’s A Post Colonial Fantasy exhibition at Bowen Gallery is so utterly gorgeous that I wish I could forget it, just so I can see it all over again. […]

March 4, 2019

Some spoilers included. CW: Rape, Paedophilia   After reading and greatly enjoying Yanagihara’s A Little Life, I found myself approaching The People In The Trees (her first, and only other book) with a sense of apprehension. I struggled to imagine how Yanagihara would explore a different world and move away from a narrative voice that […]

March 4, 2019

I don’t want to sound like too much of a film student, but First Reformed was the most important film of 2018. Paul Schrader’s latest tells the tale of Reverend Ernst Toller (played by Ethan Hawke in what is perhaps the best performance of his career to date), the lonely pastor of a tourist church […]

March 4, 2019

CW: Sexual assault As I write this, it’s one day before the 2019 Oscars, and Olivia Colman is nominated for Best Actress. You’ll know if she has won when you read this, but I’m going to write this review as though she already has, because her career and oeuvre absolutely deserve it.   Broadchurch is […]

February 12, 2019

Auckland’s Laneway Festival pulled no punches at the stunning Albert Park this year, accompanied by beautiful weather, a sickening number of crafty food stalls, and sunblock to boot. A variation of acts left for a wide spectrum of punters, mixing from the indie rock stylings of Yellow Days to the neo-soul of Ravyn Lenae to […]

November 22, 2018

Miss June’s new single Twitch stays true to the four piece’s stripped back DIY nature while offering flecks of pop tendencies that the band previously avoided with onus. In their upcoming album, frontwoman Annabel Liddell processes her own med school experiences, like her first time cutting open a living breathing bod. I called Annabel days after […]