Art & Culture

In Review: Cavetown

Cavetown's a soft-hearted indie artist who doesn't need review marketing as he speaks to his gen-z fans through social media — but he's left the Auckland crowd so starry-eyed, we just had to write a review anyway.

Marianne Leigh and her latest EP

It’s a warm December morning, and instead of being at the beach, I’m weaving my way through the busy street of Auckland’s Britomart – that’s because I’m on my way to chat to rising singer-songwriter Marianne Leigh and producer Nate Selway on the release of her debut E.P Timeline.

In Review: Parasite

According to JIMIN SEO there is a reason that this instant cult-classic won the Film D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and a reason that just about any film aficionado is obsessing over it; Parasite is so impossibly relatable and so terrifyingly realistic.

5 Minutes Backstage with Taylor Grey

With American pop musician Taylor Grey touring New Zealand recently, we caught up after her set backstage to chat touring the world with Why Don’t We, playing live in NZ for the first time and juggling college papers in between performing on stage and travelling.
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Written By Wolves Share Their Secrets

Local band Written By Wolves have really come to the party with their new album, Secrets. Although the boys have released a lot of different tunes over the past few years, this is in fact their debut album of work. HAZEL REID caught up with the band’s lead singer Michael Murphy on the eve of the release.

Chatting with Nick Sparks: CG Supervisor for Oscar-Winning MPC Film Visual Effects Studio

MPC Film designs and creates some of the industries greatest films, from pre- to postproduction. With MPC having worked on films such as The Lion King and The Jungle Book, they have most recently been the lead visual effects studio on Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Our Maverick HANNAH POWELL talked to Nick Sparks, CG supervisor for the lead visual effects studio at MPC Film.

Art Kit: Fatimah Hossaini

Most Western artists and journalists see Afghanistan as a war zone and nothing more and, the darker the photos, the greater the global recognition and praise they receive. Our Editor, NIDHA KHAN, talks to a young Afghan photographer that is defying this bleak narrative that surrounds her homeland by focusing on the beauty of Afghan women and their untold stories of hope and resistance.