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Four Women in a Man Cave - 'The Pink Hammer'

Monday, 9 September 2019, 4:35 pm | Howard Davis

Michele Amas' DIY comedy drama The Pink Hammer has been given a second life at Wellington's Circa Theatre. the flyer for The Pink Hammer Workshop invites us to “Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype ... More >>

The NZSO Present 'Transfiguration'

Friday, 6 September 2019, 9:48 am | Howard Davis

“We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality” - Lord Macauley, 'Moore's Life of Byron' in Literary Essays . More >>

Paradise Lost: Malcolm Lowry's 'Under the Volcano'

Friday, 30 August 2019, 3:51 pm | Howard Davis

“Les vrais paradis vont les paradis qu'on a perdus.” - Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI: Finding Time Again . More >>

Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect 'Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood'

Friday, 23 August 2019, 6:26 pm | Howard Davis

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.” - Charles Manson. More >>

Sam Brooks' 'Burn Her' Sets Circa Theatre Ablaze

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 11:04 am | Howard Davis

“In a democratic state one must be continually on guard against the desire for popularity. It leads to aping the behaviour of the worst. And soon people come to think that it is of no use - indeed, it is dangerous - to show too plain a superiority ... More >>

The Rediscovery of Theo Schoon

Friday, 26 July 2019, 3:14 pm | Howard Davis

In his authoritative biography of Theo Schoon, Damian Skinner recounts the final visit of the psychologist John Money and novelist Janet Frame to his Grey Lynn home in the summer of 1966. The aptly-named Money was sponsor of several writers and artists ... More >>

A Marvelous Invention - Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities'

Friday, 28 June 2019, 4:18 pm | Howard Davis

“Of all the tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvelous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant.” - Gore Vidal. More >>

Ans Westra & The New Photography At Te Papa

Friday, 21 June 2019, 5:23 pm | Howard Davis

“Still, the outsider angle is of importance. In the 1960s I didn't fall under any of the restrictions that Maori faced themselves- because of their history, their position within the land. I thought that Maori were very good to photograph as they ... More >>

The Built Environment - Frank Lloyd Wright & The Bauhaus

Friday, 31 May 2019, 12:10 pm | Howard Davis

“The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.” - Frank Lloyd Wright, The New York Times Magazine, 1953. More >>

Tears Of A Clown - Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' at Circa

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 9:04 am | Howard Davis

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. First the body. No. First the place. No. First both. Now either. Now the other. Sick of the either try the other. Sick of it back sick of the either. So on. Somehow on. ... More >>

'Charlie Parker With Strings' - Live!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:03 am | Howard Davis

“[Charlie Parker] always filled me with a kind of despair, because he played the way I would have liked to write, and this wasn't possible for me or anyone else. He made poetry seem word-bound.” - P.J. Kavanaugh, The Perfect Stranger . More >>

A Story About Ruin & Gold - 'The Royal Hunt of the Sun'

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:53 am | Howard Davis

“Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my hint to speak ...” - Shakespeare, Othello. More >>

Entre-Deux-Guerres - Aldous Huxley's 'Crome Yellow' - Pt II

Friday, 29 March 2019, 4:55 pm | Howard Davis

'Most of one's life is an entr'acte ,' said Gumbril, whose present mood of hilarious depression seemed favourable to the enunciation of apophthegms. More >>

'Entre-Deux-Guerres' - Aldous Huxley's 'Crome Yellow' - Pt I

Friday, 22 March 2019, 7:49 pm | Howard Davis

"Before the 'great war' of 1914-18 was over it altered the face of our civilisation. It left the European nations impoverished, shell-shocked, discouraged and unsettled … In seeking to understand the reasons for this great decay, we have of course ... More >>

The Puzzling Poetic Praxis of J.H. Prynne - Part II

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:18 pm | Howard Davis

“The need to lend a voice to suffering is a condition of all truth.” - Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialects . More >>

A Dynamic Folk Duo - Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan

Monday, 11 March 2019, 2:45 pm | Howard Davis

Having already performed in Hamilton, New Plymouth, and Wellington, Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan put in another welcome appearance over the weekend at Simon Burt's intimate series of Canon Heath House concerts. With their distinctly Hibernian flavour, ... More >>

The Puzzling Poetic Praxis of J.H. Prynne - Part I

Friday, 8 March 2019, 5:23 pm | Howard Davis

“Anyone who takes up this book will, we expect, have done so because at the back of his mind he has a half-formed belief that there is something in it.” - J.H. Prynne, epigraph to Down Where Changed (ostensibly quoted from Practical Crystal ... More >>

Lydia Cole Lays Bare Her Soul

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 9:31 am | Howard Davis

Lydia Cole is a little wisp of a woman, with a little wispy voice. At a recent intimate performance at Simon Burt's Cannon Heath House Concert, she showcased her considerable songwriting skills with compositions that verged toward the soporific before fading ... More >>

Jay Rodriguez Performs at Wellington's Third Eye

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 5:54 pm | Howard Davis

Jay Rodriguez  is one of the busiest men in jazz, and one of the few playing most all the reeds as a leader and sideman with wildly diverse musicians, synthesizing these experiences within his own projects. Jay picked up the clarinet in grade school ... More >>

The Helicopter View From Space Yoga Studio

Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:14 am | Howard Davis

Written in Sanskrit at some point between the second century BCE and the fourth century CE, Patanjali's classic definition of the purpose of yoga has been translated in a number of different ways, but they all boil down to essentially the same message ... More >>



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