Mallory Ortberg, satirist and co-founder of The Toast, talks humour, femslash, and her conflicting soft spot for Ayn Rand ahead of New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
A few picks from the forthcoming New Zealand Festival for 2016.
An interview with passionate American actor Denis O’Hare, seen recently on stage in An Iliad, and on screen in Dallas Buyers Club.
A review of two courageous new works by choreographer and theatre artist Lemi Ponifasio at the New Zealand Festival.
On Rebecca Macfie’s eye-opening account of the Pike River Mine tragedy and her recent discussion of the book at New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
A review of Yo La Tengo and Frente Cumbiero in concert at the New Zealand Festival.
A review of Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s powerful one-man show based on Homer’s Iliad at the New Zealand Festival.
A review of Alison Bechdel’s New Zealand Festival Writers Week session.
A review of Ursula Martinez’s hilarious and thought-provoking solo show at the New Zealand Festival.
Dave Armstrong—the funny three-time winner of Best New Zealand Play—on scripting the lively relationship between Rita Angus and Douglas Lilburn for the stage.
Thoughts on the Schubert-Symphony No. 5 and Rosamunde Overture performed recently at the New Zealand Festival.
A review of Marcus Chown’s New Zealand Festival Writers Week session.
Actor Aidan Dooley on recreating the polar adventures of a forgotten Irish hero.
A review of Stuart Hoar’s re-imagining of French artist Charles Meryon’s life, and Briar Grace-Smith’s passionate family odyssey at the New Zealand Festival.
The Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist discusses his practice ahead of a major survey of his work—one of the highlights of the New Zealand Festival.
A review of Victor Rodger’s runaway hit of the 2013 Auckland Fringe at the New Zealand Festival.
A korero with inspirational soul survivor Charles Bradley.
A review of Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells’s live literary experience at the New Zealand Festival.
A review of Dmitry Krymov’s inventive take on one of Shakespeare’s great comedies at the New Zealand Festival.
A dialogue with Neko Case, one of today’s great singer-songwriters.