Those Racist Casting Call Blues

Tess Paras' pointed parody of Royals (and racist typecasting) has been blowing up the internet. But it's nothing new, as Kiwi director Roseanne Liang shows in her 2007 short 'Take 3'... Read Post

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Image by Steven Soderbergh (still from 'Schizopolis')

Sculpture Vulture

Don't miss the The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, which finishes this weekend, and we invite you to go capture sculpture in the wild. Read Post

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Image by Jackson Perry

Guilt By Association Copy

On the eve of the launch of the Internet Party, it's old media getting the usual suspects excited. And it's a game we all lose... Read Post

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Getting closer

“Take a trip and never leave the farm.” The world of macro photography, through the lens of Jos Van De Laar. Read Post

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Image by Jos Van De Laar

The Disappearing of Paradise

What if another Kiwi novelist was shortlisted for a major British-based literary prize and nobody noticed... Sadly, it's not science fiction. Read Post

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