Book review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
- May 21, 2020
It was a moment almost sacriligious – when many booklovers quietly and guiltily mused that perhaps Margaret Atwood didn’t deserve to win the...Read More
What if I told you that Survivor is the only thing getting me through these “unprecedented times”? Yes,...Read More
You probably don’t want to watch Normal People with your mum.
If possible,...Read More
Whether you’re looking for ways to fill your time while social distancing, having an acute case of wanderlust within the confines of your bubble,...Read More
Because of the lockdown, I’ve finally had time to get around to watching Parasite (a cinematic...Read More
Once upon a time, entering Auckland’s Academy Cinema was like entering a prohibition-era speakeasy. The first challenge was finding the door (and...Read More
We’re all stuck in our houses, which leaves plenty of time for... not much,...Read More
Trigger warning: this review includes mention of violence, sexual assault, and homicide.
When I’d previously imagined what the...Read More
I certainly wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t read bell hooks’ Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center...Read More
Janet Frame was a “rebel, a seeker of freedom and a passionate champion of the imagination”, according to the theatremakers who adapted her...Read More
I have a feeling no-one really knows how they felt at 18 until they’re not 18 anymore.
And it’s only a...Read More
If the world never produced another Jane Austen adaptation, we’d be fine. There are at least 15...Read More
Sometime over the summer, an Anime House opened up at my local Westfield Mall. I wandered in one day to peruse the merchandise, and came face to...Read More
For those of us who grew up on, in or around the internet, it’ll always be...Read More
The following article contains details that may be considered spoilers for the Netflix docuseries...Read More
First published on Friday the 29 th of March, 2019, this piece comes in at number 5 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Thursday the 21 st of March, 2019, this piece comes in at number 10 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Thursday the 16 th of May, 2019, this piece comes in at number 11 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Sunday the 9 th of June, 2019, this piece comes in at number 12 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019.
Trigger warning: this piece features discussion of violence and rape.
Have you ever thought about who cleans up the aftermath of...Read More
Joy to the world, Netflix has released another set of Christmas movies. This year, they’ve branched out. There’s only one movie with Vanessa...Read More
It’s official — Taylor Swift is the Artist of the Decade! After her recent wins at the...Read More
I recently talked to a living, breathing human person in the year 2019, who told me “women...Read More
Cameron Diaz, wearing a golden bikini and blue-tinted shades, steers a speedboat. She’s squinting...Read More
Protest Tautohetohe is exciting. To be honest, I didn’t expect that from a book which was produced by museum curators and focuses on objects. I...Read More
WARNING: Contains major Breaking...Read More
Ellen DeGeneres has walked herself into a bit of controversy lately, after being caught on...Read More
There’s a fantastic moment in the buoyant first hour of Hustlers, the stripper-heist...Read More
If you’ve ever done a trash audit, you’ll know that the bathroom is an area of the home that can regularly generate a lot of waste. But that needn...Read More
Possum Plows has had enough. As the lead singer of Openside, New Zealand’s premier pop-punk collective, they’ve gifted us countless awesome tunes...Read More
If you’re not living under a rock, you’ve...Read More
In a landscape of blonde actresses with chiseled jaws and pearly white teeth, there’s something...Read More
Whether you love them or not, it’s safe to say that nearly everyone has heard of BTS.
One of the Great Disappointments of my 2019 will be having missed Alexander Chee at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival. Sadly, it was only...Read More
If you haven’t heard of The Worst Idea of All...Read More
“I want my legs as sharp as dogs’ teeth / wild dogs / wild Samoan dogs / the mangy kind that bite...Read More
Are you craving some bingeable TV shows with good LGBT+ representation? Are you...Read More
Sometimes, when the world seems a bit much, a feminist read is the perfect remedy. I did not expect Jane Eyre to provide that empowering read; it...Read More
To go a day without hearing about Stranger Things this month is to go a day without leaving the...Read More
Shortland Street , like most soap operas, has had its share of frustrating characters...Read More
It’s coming up - that time of year when our evening hours have the potential to be a little bit sparklier (and full of screen-friendly snack...Read More
In certain circles, Laura Bates is considered a legend. She founded The Everyday Sexism Project in 2012– a website touted by some...Read More
In 2016, Taylor Swift suffered from a particularly niggly run of bad press. She had a messy split from...Read More
Techweek New Zealand is an annual event to celebrate the advancements within our...Read More
People from just about everywhere have come to call New Zealand home. Adjusting to their new...Read More
Like just about everyone else on planet Earth, I went along to see Avengers: Endgame recently...Read More
Flying across the world and finding yourself (or just drinking a lot of alcohol and eating your weight in croque monsieurs) is seen by many as a...Read More
“All I’m hoping for is that it starts big conversations,” Joni Nelson tells me about her first play, 8 Reasonable Demands . The young playwright...Read More
After some recent hoopla around the validity of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (...Read More
Growing up, the people in my communities never talked about motherhood as though it were a choice. It was always a matter of figuring out the when...Read More
A tone-deaf Hollywood actor, an up-and-coming British director and a Northern Irish playwright with very different ideas try to put on a play… It...Read More
Māori music is at the very heart of the Auckland Arts Festival this year, with Tōku Reo Waiata taking centre stage as the centrepiece festival...Read More
They may not have won gold tonight, but these are the women, and women-led films, that truly deserve our applause...Read More
I’m excited. The Oscars, only the most important event in the global film industry, are a week away tomorrow. I can’t wait to see Debra Granik...Read More
I feel so stupid when it happens. The ‘you’re-a-phony’ siren goes off at such a high screech inside my head - it almost surprises me the...Read More
Find me a TV show that shows teenage girls in all their raucous yet insecure high-school glory. Go on, ya...Read More
Films and novels are great at glamorising sadness, yet in reality it’s anything but glamorous. I remember one of the lowest moments in my life was...Read More
First published on Monday the 5th of March, 2018, this piece comes in at number 3 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2018.
First published on Monday the 16th of April, 2018, this piece comes in at number 6 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2018.