Artwork by Saskia Leek.

Artwork by Saskia Leek.

The March/April issue of Metro

On sale 21 February | Subscribe to Metro, from $19

Inside: 

Edge walker
Honours have piled up for New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh. The “Fast Talking PI” talks kickboxing, family, and performing for the Queen.

Star power
Prepare to be dazzled by the galaxy of local and international artists at the 2019 Auckland Arts Festival. Metro spots some of the brightest attractions.

Man on fire
Hungarian-born artist Peter Panyoczki, who escaped Eastern Europe as a small child, and came to New Zealand in the 90s, experienced déjà vu and inspiration during a residency in Russia.

Borderline
The Korean Demilitarised Zone separates a nation of conspicuous consumption from one of labour camps and famine — and military might still bristles.

Top 50 wines
Metro’s Master of Wine selects the year’s most delicious options.

People to watch
Alt Group co-founder Dean Poole and musician Annabel Alpers.

Lani writes
Pacific cultural events are more than song and dance.

The view from Shortland St
National should focus on adding moderate-green votes to its own tally.

Restaurant reviews
Lowbrow in Queen’s Rise and Andiamo in Herne Bay.

My life in clothes
Broadcaster/event director Ulalēmamae Te’evā Matāfai.

Music
Rappers Church & AP on their nascent careers going into overdrive.

Art city
The Guerrilla Girls: art activism since the 80s.

Film
Reviews of Destroyer, Celia, The Price of Everything and Daffodils.

Albums
Five new releases, including from Broods and Beat Rhythm Fashion.

Books
A clever Carl Shuker novel; Kim Workman examines our treatment of prisoners; prose and verse collide in Gregory Kan’s second book.

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