Cel­e­brat­ing the world of words WHAT I’M READ­ING

Auckland Writ­ers Fes­ti­val, Tue 16–Sun 21 May Put your pens to paper and start tak­ing note: the Auckland Writ­ers Fes­ti­val is just around the bend and the speak­ers have plenty of sto­ries and #in­spi­ra­tionalquotes to share. The first line-up has been an­nounc

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Cur­rently read­ing...

The Mush­room at the End of the World by Anna Ts­ing. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing ethnog­ra­phy ex­plor­ing the mul­ti­fac­eted re­la­tions in­volved in the glob­alised com­mod­ity chain of a Ja­panese del­i­cacy: the mat­su­take mush­room. I love its em­pha­sis on mul­ti­species col­lab­o­ra­tion, which Ts­ing ar­gues is re­quired of hu­mans if we wish to sur­vive cap­i­tal­ist en­vi­ron­men­tal destruc­tion. ———

Next on the read­ing agenda...

Senses of the Sub­ject by Ju­dith But­ler. This col­lec­tion of es­says is a great in­tro­duc­tion to But­ler’s work; she ex­plores the for­ma­tion of sub­jects through a com­bi­na­tion of in­ci­sive fem­i­nist anal­y­sis and the works of philoso­phers such as Hegel, Spinoza and Mer­leau-ponty. ——— Fave genre... Any­thing that leaves me feel­ing re­freshed. Re­cently I read O.K by rap­per Kool A.D. It’s a stream-of-con­scious­ness, fic­tion­alised ex­cerpt of his life. Part so­cial com­men­tary, part ex­plo­ration of his art-mak­ing and rais­ing a fam­ily. It has 100 short chap­ters to ac­com­pany his 100 track mix­tape of the same name. ———

On a first date, I’d chat about...

A book that hooked me on read­ing, like Is­land by Aldous Hux­ley.

Owen Dip­pie checks out

Fa­mous: An ex­hi­bi­tion by Owen Dip­pie OD Gallery, Sat 25 Mar–sun 16 Apr Pain­ter Owen Dip­pie’s outdoor art­works are eas­ily recog­nis­able: you’re prob­a­bly fa­mil­iar with his huge por­trait of a Maoriˉ woman with a moko, ti­tled ‘Hine’, be­side State High­way 1 as you drive into the city, or his hands mu­ral on Karanga­hape Road. This ex­hi­bi­tion is his last hur­rah be­fore he moves to New York City. 545 Karanga­hape Rd, central city

UBEREATS is here

Hav­ing proved pop­u­lar in most ma­jor cities around the world, UBEREATS has fi­nally made it to Auckland. Ini­tially launch­ing as a central city service, you can now or­der food from restau­rants to your door through the UBEREATS app for a flat de­liv­ery fee of $6. With wait times in­di­cated, you can or­der ac­cord­ing to hunger lev­els, be it a desk lunch from Lit­tle Bird Un­bak­ery, a fancy din­ner from Mount Eden’s Molten, or a 3pm su­gar-fix from dessert bar Miann. Use the code AUCKLAND for free de­liv­ery on your first three or­ders, valid un­til the end of April.

The Cult Project pop-up

The pop-up din­ing series gets a semi-per­ma­nent home

Fol­low­ing a year of suc­cess­ful mid­week din­ner pop-ups, for­mer Or­phans Kitchen and Mat­ter­horn Welling­ton chefs Wil­liam Cook and Carlo Buenaventura have found a semi-per­ma­nent home for their in­no­va­tive, holis­tic style of cui­sine. A full Cult Project à la carte menu is now on of­fer at Brit­o­mart’s Racket Bar ev­ery Tues­day–thursday from 4pm. Racket Bar, 6–10 Roukai Lane, Brit­o­mart

Back to black

Our friends at Sam­sung re­lease the Gal­axy S7 edge in a new Black Pearl colour

Sam­sung’s new lim­ited edi­tion Gal­axy S7 edge in Black Pearl gives you even more room to work, play and save on-the-go. Equipped with 128GB mem­ory and ac­com­pa­nied by a com­pli­men­tary 265GB SD card, this state­ment hand­set is wrapped in a sleek black fin­ish, ad­ding depth to its glass de­sign. A real head turner, this stylish smart­phone is the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment ei­ther in the board­room or the bar. The Sam­sung Gal­axy S7 edge in Black Pearl (RRP $1599), from selected stock­ists.visit sam­sung.com/nz

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