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Sexting in George Dawe's 'Genevieve' - Part II

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 12:02 pm | Howard Davis

Born in 1781, eight years after Coleridge, information about George Dawe's life and career is much more sketchy. His father was an artist and mezzotint engraver who worked with Hogarth and Turner, while George Morland was Dawe's godfather and painted ... More >>

Sexting in George Dawe's 'Genevieve' - Part I

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 8:34 am | Howard Davis

Genevieve (from by a poem by S.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love' - George Dawe, 1812 Her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say, her body thought. - John Donne, Second Anniversary . More >>

Ten x Ten: One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:01 am | Howard Davis

Wellingtonians can look forward to some wonderful displays of art in 2018 with the imminent redesign and renovation of exhibition spaces in both Te Papa and City Gallery. When it opens in March 2018, Toi Art, the new gallery at Te Papa, will increase the ... More >>

Christopher Pugsley’s 'The Camera in the Crowd'

Monday, 4 December 2017, 11:39 am | Howard Davis

Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920 More >>

Album of the Year - Van Morrison's 'Roll with the Punches'

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 7:46 am | Howard Davis

There are traditionally three or four different Van Morrisons at any given time, depending on the album. His more recent recordings reflect as many musical angles as can fit within the seventy minute CD format: R&B, jazz, folk, soul, and blues, ... More >>

A Musical Axis - Brahms, Mahler, & Sibelius

Monday, 13 November 2017, 8:30 am | Howard Davis

Dutch violinist Janine Jensen and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performed a fascinating programme of complementary pieces at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on Friday night - Johannes Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in ... More >>

Bic Runga Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of 'Drive'

Monday, 6 November 2017, 8:15 am | Howard Davis

Blessed with a delicate yet broad vocal range that possesses a wispy, gossamer quality, and an uncanny ability to compose both haunting and catchy melodies, Bic Runga is a naturalised New Zealand treasure. "You say it Bec, rather than Bic," ... More >>

Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's 'Rules of Engagement'

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 8:52 am | Howard Davis

The Tauranga Campaign was a six-month-long armed conflict in the Bay of Plenty in early 1864, part of the New Zealand Wars that were fought over issues of land ownership and sovereignty. The campaign was a sequel to the invasion of Waikato aimed at crushing ... More >>

'Another Time, Another Place' - David Friesen Trio Live

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 8:22 am | Howard Davis

"It has been said of David Friesen that he does for the art of bass playing what Pythagoras did for the triangle." - Patrick Hinley, Jazz Times. More >>

'The Father' - Descending Into the Depths of Dementia

Monday, 16 October 2017, 8:36 am | Howard Davis

“The world as it stands is no narrow illusion, no phantasm, no evil dream of the night; we wake up to it, forever and ever; and we can neither forget it nor deny it nor dispense with it.” - Henry James. More >>

Howard Davis Review: 'Blade Runner' Redivivus

Monday, 9 October 2017, 8:41 am | Howard Davis

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. Reissued in a Director's Cut format a decade later, it was rated as one of the greatest movies ... More >>

Rob McLeod - 'Beyond Fashion'

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:16 am | Howard Davis

'Colourful' doesn't even begin to do justice to Rob McLeod's oeuvre . While his garish, sclerotic aesthetic owes much to the sixties' countercultural propensity to shock and awe, above all there's a resilient strain of humor that has remained ... More >>

Imani Winds Blow Across Aotearoa

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 9:36 am | Howard Davis

"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing" - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer. More >>

Sonic Textiles – The Black Seeds' 'Fabric'

Monday, 25 September 2017, 8:47 am | Howard Davis

By now a national institution, The Black Seeds have just embarked on a release tour to promote their sixth studio album, Fabric . Formed in Wellington in 1998 when founder, guitarist, and lead singer Barnaby Weir was working at Radio Active, their music ... More >>

Mixed & Very Messy Metaphors - Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!'

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 8:45 am | Howard Davis

Paramount probably suspected mother! would provoke a strong response, but the studio surely never imagined this elevated psychological horror-thriller would receive an F CinemaScore from US moviegoers. Only a dozen or so movies have been slapped with ... More >>

Sofia Coppola's Captivating & Confined 'The Beguiled'

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 8:48 am | Howard Davis

Why did Sofia Coppola decide to remake Don Siegel's chilling 1971 cult movie? Apparently, it was co-producer and production designer Anne Ross who first suggested she check out Thomas Cullinan's 1966 novel A Painted Devil for a potential adaptation. Although ... More >>

Howard Davis: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Monday, 21 August 2017, 8:47 am | Howard Davis

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures - existential crises, mordant neuroses, and career insecurities, plus the usual spate of sardonic ... More >>

A Doll's House at Circa Theatre

Monday, 7 August 2017, 8:52 am | Howard Davis

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is considered to be one of the founders of theatrical Modernism and is often referred to as "the father of realism" in the European tradition. Richard Hornby described him as "a profound poetic dramatist - the best since ... More >>

The Takács Quartet Play Haydn, Ritchie, Webern, & Dvorak.

Monday, 7 August 2017, 8:42 am | Howard Davis

With a repertoire that spans three centuries of classical masterpieces and contemporary compositions, the Takács Quartet has an international reputation for its delicate artistry and technical virtuosity. Now in its forty-third season, it was formed in ... More >>

Redmer Yska's A Strange Beautiful Excitement

Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:16 am | Howard Davis

"It’s not enough to say I immensely enjoyed A Strange Beautiful Excitement … it’s simply splendid." – Dame Fiona Kidman. More >>



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