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Arts

July 17, 2018

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July 16, 2018

This tale is one of glowing tussocks and toi toi, Māori legend, tikanga, and karaoke. It takes the audience from their seats and into a tale about whānau and the secrets we keep to protect one another. Trae Te Wiki (25) is joined by her younger sister Tial (11) onstage. Together they make up the […]

July 16, 2018

Hard to Handle Feminism is something that is necessarily impossible to isolate from other matrices of power, but also something that can subsume indigenous modes of being, and methods of resistance, into a narrative that is too general, and thus, reductive. With this in mind, I want to think about a common theme that emerged […]

July 16, 2018

Despite having a name that sounds like it was concocted by a 12-year-old idiot, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz was a musical experience that shook me to the core. I walked out into the Courtenay Place evening feeling as if I had just witnessed Miles Davis touring Bitches Brew, or Sun Ra and his Arkestra, […]

July 16, 2018

Good Girls follows three frustrated American mothers as they “break bad” by robbing a grocery store in order to make ends meet. This robbery is complicated by the store’s connection to a Detroit gang and their money laundering syndicate, leading the women further down lives of crime. The strength of Good Girls lies in its […]

July 16, 2018

In times of cold wintry blasts, being alone can either mean you are lurched up in blankets feeling warm and snuggly, or dredged up in your bed with an empty wine glass. It could also mean neither of these options, because I don’t know your life. But for Kevin McCallister, he spends his nights ingeniously […]

July 16, 2018

From the English joy that brought you Love Actually, snuggle yourselves down for the masterpiece that is About Time. Usually the phrase “you’ll laugh, you’ll cry!” is a stink cliche that tells you nothing about the actual content or flavour of the film. However, you will genuinely laugh and cry because Domhnall Gleeson (yes, Brendan’s […]

July 16, 2018

I thought I was every bit the sex-positive, feminist Wellingtonian stereotype up until I started this book in my dentist’s office and he happened to ask me what I was reading. A more-uncomfortable-than-necessary conversation ensued, which was only cut short by him putting his hand inside my mouth. Considering what we had just been discussing, […]

July 16, 2018

BANG! is a Radio New Zealand podcast about sex, relationships, and intimacy. In light of the release of Season 2, I sat down and had a chat with producer and presenter of BANG!, Melody Thomas. For those who haven’t heard of it, how would you describe BANG!? It’s a podcast about sex and relationships and […]