Archive for September, 2006

30/09/06

We are a shit generation. Let’s be honest here. We’ve substituted apathy for politics, John Campbell for incisive journalism, and hipster irony for good taste. When somebody says they like Journey these days, you can’t tell if they’re saying it because Journey are the shiznit (which they are) or because they think it’s hipster clever [...]

25/09/06

The state of New Zealand’s Parliament and Parliamentarians was demonstrated by two political events this week. One received very little media coverage (and deserved much more) and the other led the news for days (yet deserved no coverage). Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

25/09/06

The Victoria University of Wellington Cricket Club (VUWCC) has commenced pre-season training and welcomes Victoria University students to join the club. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

25/09/06

The end of the second trimester is within sight, which means there are only a few more weeks until the study and examination period. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

25/09/06

Of all the things going on in my life, going out for a good brunch is definitely top five. Sitting there, generally hungover, eating till you feel at least partly sick and talking nothing but smack with your friends. Unbeatable. Even something as heavenly as brunch however can go horribly wrong, mainly due to the [...]

25/09/06

As New Zealand’s media turns into a trench for a public relations war between National and Labour, it seems that for the time being the media, are not acting entirely in the public interest. With more and more journalists heading into public relations, SALIENT Editor James Robinson examines the line between journalists and their public [...]

25/09/06

The student who allegedly stabbed another student on campus grounds three weeks ago made a second appearance in court last week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

25/09/06

University Fee Setting is an annual production performed by members of the University Council, much to the disdain of a certain group of students who (like members of the religious right with films like Baise Moi and The Anatomy of Hell) want very much to either stop it outright or disrupt it as much as [...]

25/09/06

David Bowie does a great portrayal of Andy Warhol in the movie Basquiat. He is all tentative and shy but commands this great presence at the same time. I have no idea if this is what the actual Andy Warhol was like, but he is certainly massively influential when it comes to the narrative of [...]