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AuthorKerry Tankard

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May 4, 2009

I’ve been travelling, which, as an avid reader without a lot of spare time, has given me opportunities to catch up on some couch-time with a few good books. Coincidentally, I also did some sight seeing and bought a new book along the way. So I’m going to start by reviewing the book I acquired […]

March 30, 2009

Alison Bechdel has been writing her Dykes To Watch Out For series since her college days. I first read them as a Queer Studies student in 2007, but then I’m a late bloomer in some aspects. She’s had a following from my generation for two decades, and is probably the most famous feminist dyke cartoonist […]

March 23, 2009

First published in 1954, this culinary memoir was re-edited in 1995, and re-released with a foreword by Maureen Duffy, giving context for those younger readers who may not have known of the great writing partnership of Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, Americans resident in Paris for most of their lives. Both drove ambulances during […]

March 16, 2009

I began reading this novel last year, and stalled some way in, as I have known guys just like Deano and Nige in my years growing up in the provinces (coincidentally, the book is set in the 80s of provincial Otago). Despite my love of Sarkies’ plays, and the movie Scarfies, I put the book […]

March 9, 2009

This week, I’m going to diverge from recently published works to recommend a work of non-fiction, which carefully investigates and chronicles the actions of Timberlands, one of the poster-child State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) of the 90s, in its attempts to discredit opposition to its clear-felling practices in the West Coast Native Bush reserves during the […]

March 2, 2009

I heard Bridget give a reading from her novel at the Jimmy Bar, during a Summer Books Alive event for Writers & Readers, and laughed out loud so much that I had to get my hands on a copy. Van der Zijpp is a graduate of the VUW Institute of Modern Letters (IML) programme, and […]

February 23, 2009

The Exhibition is open until the February 27, in Civic Square. Housed in two conjoined cargo containers, cleverly fitted out with gallery-style white-painted walls and halogen downlights, it’s worth a look just to see how much innovation the guys at Weta have used to put the exhibit together. Greg Broadmore has created some amazing artworks […]

September 15, 2008

By Jill Trevelyan Published by Te Papa Press, 2008 This is my second visually lush review book in the past short while, and is written by the co-curator of the Rita Angus retrospective now exhibiting at Te Papa, so is necessarily a companion volume for those who are really keen on this painter, one of […]

May 5, 2008

Redefining Our Relationships; Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships, Defiant Times Press, Oakland, CA, 2002. Beginning with a quote from Emma Goldman, “The most vital right is the right to love and be loved,” Wendy discusses a bunch of thorny concepts beloved of those who practice polyamory – relationships based around the conscious involvement of more […]

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