Clive James wizzed in and out of the country earlier this month, and since he was lauded by Salient (and the Listener) as being “one of the greatest critics ever,” it’s probably worth looking behind the scenes of the art pages. Everyone’s a critic, but only reviewers get to broadcast their opinions beyond earshot.
Archive for March, 2004
At the time of Martin’s remand, in March of last year, a Colmar Brunton poll showed that 73% of respondents favoured changes proposed in NZ First MP Peter Brown’s Death With Dignity bill, which would have gone to referendum. Instead, the bill was prevented from going to Select Committee by a vote of 60-59 in […]
Just to start off this week, did anyone else have a disturbing vision of Helen Clark in a cheerleading costume when you heard that she had finished off her speech with the phrase, “Bring it on”?
You all remember those few stand out parties, whether you injured yourself or hooked up with your flatmate, it was memorable and that was what made it good. Seeing as we are currently in that beautiful beginning period in our flats we will soon embark, if we haven’t already, upon the institution that is flat […]
The other day, someone I know, Red, took off his shoes in public. Not that going commando foot style is a bad thing – I love going bare foot and running around on grass, one of the best things in the world. However the bacteria that called Red home were just plain out of control. […]
Before I start this week’s article I just want to say good stuff to the Hurricanes for winning last week against the Cats. It was an important win, not only because it keeps them away from the bottom of the table, but they also showed Wellington what they are capable of, and hopefully inspired the […]
As the name suggests, Café Istanbul serves Turkish food. Which is lucky really, or you might be led to believe that kebabs are the only Turkish cuisine out.
It is generally thought that to make a movie out of a wonderful book is to lay literature down and rape it.
I’ve just returned from giving blood, so forgive me if this is a little light-headed. I’ve been donating blood regularly for a few years now, and I always come away from the experience feeling a wee bit more connected with the rest of humanity.