Why the arts debate is binary and repetitive
Anna Rawhiti-Connell laments the slow erosion of arts and culture writing in this country by writing about arts and culture.
A window to our past
After hours at the Waitangi Museum - The Detail gets a guided tour of the museum on the Treaty Grounds, including stories behind the stories.
Taika Waititi - the toast of Toronto
Film critic Kate Rodger talks about the kiwi director causing controversy - and garnering both acclaim and harsh criticism - for his latest project.
Joseph Banks’ patu come home - in aluminium
An exhibition by Rarotonga-based artist Sam Thomas uses patu to explore questions of cultural exchange. Pat Baskett reviews ‘Pakeha Gifts’.
Book of the Week: Colin McCahon, monumentally
Philip Matthews celebrates two remarkble - and remarkably different - portraits of the great Colin McCahon.
Finding hope on Skid Row
How do you measure misery? Justin Brown travels to ’the worst man-made disaster in the US’ where he finds hope in theatre.
NZ artist’s close look at colonialism
A new exhibition in Raetihi offers a rare opportunity to see early, colonialism-focused works by Wellington artist Barbara Strathdee, writes Pat Baskett.
Joker a study in cruelty and whiteness
‘Joker’ expects viewers not only to understand its cruelty, but to understand the justified violence of a white man when the protests of black men and women in the US are regularly met with condemnation, vilification and exclusion.
Six days on the road with McCahon: Part 2
Hamish Coney gets on the road in search of Colin McCahon’s legacy, taking him to Tāneatua, Palmerston North, Wellington and Titirangi.