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Arts

April 9, 2018

When we laugh in a comedy show, we laugh hard at those comics that can point out that punchline sitting just out of reach, but we laugh hardest at the comics who point those punchlines out with a voice that is totally their own. Phoney Love has a touch of the former, however, its strength […]

April 9, 2018

4/5 We rarely get a look into each other’s inner worlds. Sheila Heti attempts to change this in her 2010 semi-autobiographical novel How Should a Person Be? by putting a fictionalised version of her own complicated consciousness on display. Heti combines real emails and transcribed conversations with fiction, to immerse the reader into the inner […]

April 9, 2018

J: Tell me a little bit about how the last couple of years have gone between the two records? A: Even before Successor I’ve been kinda working towards this way of working where I am kind of touring and recording and writing as a sort of integrated process. I mean, they’re all kind of separate […]

April 9, 2018

I feel like I am always watching all my most familiar and favourite places closing down. I feel this acutely when I visit Fiona Connor’s exhibition Closed Down Clubs and Monochromes at Hopkinson Mossman. The part of the exhibition that half its title is taken from, the closed down clubs, is a series of vacated […]

April 9, 2018

4.5/5 Okay, three things: We’re coming up on the first round of assignment season and some healthy procrastination may or may not go amiss. You probably have access to a Netflix account, whether it’s through your flat, some rando on the other side of the world, or your ex-boyfriend’s cousin’s mechanic’s. I think I have […]

April 9, 2018

(This is not exactly a film review.) So you’ve probably been in Wellington for a little while now. Maybe the lure of Wellington’s (very glamorous) film scene drew you here. A lot of movies are filmed in and around Wellington. Most of those movies are not actually set in Wellington. Here’s a ranked list of […]

April 9, 2018

CW: sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. Five Women is a podcast episode produced by the popular radio show This American Life. It details the experiences of five women who worked for Don Hazen, the executive editor of the left-wing news magazine Alternet. The host, Chana Joffe-Wait, delves into the histories and lives […]

March 26, 2018

5/5 Starting out in black leotards, Shakespearean collars and wig caps, singing a song about how the Travelling Sisters began (“We performed to two people and a steak! Oh well…”), these three women delighted me with their show — ten wacky skits with original comedic music playing over transitions. This show doesn’t keep anything hidden: […]

March 26, 2018

5/5 I walked into Talofa Papa, greeted by an ula made out of fruit bursts, and a kiss on the cheek. I, who thrives off of touch to show care, compassion, and love, was already invested in the show as soon as I walked in the door. Papa (Kasiano Mita, the creator and performer of […]