The Auckland Writers Festival refracted through a dialogue with Haruki Murakami interviewer John Freeman.
A conversation about damaging myths, Moriori ancestry, and fluid cultural identities with novelist Tina Makereti.
On poetry, portraiture, and mourning a Dorking.
Auckland Theatre Editor Sam Brooks selects the year’s best plays and performances.
Ahead of WOMAD 2015, trumpeter and guitarist Mike ‘McDuck’ Olson on recording, going viral, Motown, and the end of a year-long tour.
Shihad’s Jon Toogood is still New Zealand’s best frontman.
A conversation with the Melbourne-based poet and researcher on robot poetry and what humans can learn from computers.
The trailblazing founder of A Low Hum and Puppies on music as a commodity, the death of live music, mainstream media, and the problem with APRA.
Expat New Zealand singer Patrice Tipoki on Melbourne’s re-energised, rousing production of Les Misérables, waiata, and whanau.
Touring New Zealand from August, Bob Dylan’s genius, his lyrics, and his undying cool continue to endure.
An interview with poets Steven Toussaint and Lee Posna.
Notes on Irvine Welsh, A.M. Homes, Eimear McBride, Alice Walker, Eleanor Catton, and other luminaries at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Sessions on North Korea, fascist Italy, and the Arab world compelled at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival.
The acclaimed writer and scholar of religions on comedy, Iranian cinema, and the problem with fundamentalists.
Irish writer and Goldsmiths Prize recipient Eimear McBride on her debut novel, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing.
On The Odour of Sanctity, sainthood, creativity through faith, and the line between poetry and prose.
A new solo album, a stage shared with Erykah Badu, a passport stamped with international performances—the already prolific Estère is ready to move front and centre. Photography by Daniel Rose.
The creator and performer of Circa’s upcoming contemporary circus piece discusses physicality, clowning around, and the comic potential in high culture.
For his cinematic third album, The Nihilist, an in-depth conversation with Liam Finn.
A muscular discussion with hilarious writer/satirist Gary Shteyngart.