Archive for September, 2006

The Bar Formerly Known as the Eastside

The Bar Formerly Known as the Eastside

by / September 30, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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The Week In Politics

The Week In Politics

by / September 25, 2006 / 1 Comment

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

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Cricket Anyone?

Cricket Anyone?

by / September 25, 2006 / 1 Comment

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

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Students Health – Exams!

Students Health – Exams!

by / September 25, 2006 / No Comments

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

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How Not To… Do Brunch

How Not To… Do Brunch

by / September 25, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Selling News To The Newsmen

Selling News To The Newsmen

by / September 25, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Campus Stabbing Back in Court

Campus Stabbing Back in Court

by / September 25, 2006 / 1 Comment

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

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VUW Fee Setting

VUW Fee Setting

by / September 25, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol 1962

Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol 1962

by / September 25, 2006 / 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Lady In The Water

Lady In The Water

by / September 25, 2006 / No Comments

Every couple of years M. Night Shyamalan pumps out a fantastical movie that is unusual enough for the world to pay attention to. As with his previous hits The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village, he writes, directs, produces and acts in his latest offering Lady in the Water. This time however, he breaks out [...]

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