Archive for October, 2007

Year of the Boar: 2007 In Review

Year of the Boar: 2007 In Review

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2007 has been the year in which Britney Spears finally became too tragic to make satire out of (for what would be the point?). A year in which scientists decided that even if one or two Baiji dolphins remain in the Yangtze river, they are now too hidden by mud and the noise of propellers [...]

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Beer Column Highlights for 2007

Beer Column Highlights for 2007

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Labour hard man Trevor Mallard revealed exclusively in the first beer column of the year that his favorite tipple was Monteith’s Radler because “it’s fresh and light with a bit of spice”. Since that bombshell, Salient has printed thousands of words about beer. A few of them are even worth printing again in the Disorientation [...]

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The “Best” and Worst of Perigo as determined by the RESPONDINATOR

The “Best” and Worst of Perigo as determined by the RESPONDINATOR

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Many have asked “Why is Perigo writing for Salient…?” From the perspective of Salient itself, we know that the Editor was trying to create debate, in enrolling a writer whose views were “out there, all alone, on Pluto”, and that he, in fact, over-succeeded. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Top Movies of 2007

Top Movies of 2007

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Steve Nicoll’s Favourite Movies: 1. The Lives of Others 2. Perfume 3. The Bourne Ultimatum 4. Inland Empire Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Live Review: Surf City with Holiday with Friends

Live Review: Surf City with Holiday with Friends

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One of the toughest things for a band to do is to play to a poor turnout. No matter how enthusiastic the few fans that show up are, it always seems to be a struggle for those onstage to stay committed to the gig. Often this can be the real measure of a group – [...]

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Final Column 2007

Final Column 2007

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Edward Abbey once said that the best thing about finishing university was having the time to sit down somewhere and read a decent book. In many ways, Edward Abbey was a total prick, but no-one can really argue that the summer holidays are a great time to catch up on all that reading that you’ve [...]

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

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In the introduction to Visual Arts in the Orientation Issue of Salient earlier this year (to borrow a line from the classic anti-media film Network), I said that of each Thursday night, “as the Salient deadline approaches I will blow my brains out and leave a red smear all over this page. Red with oils, [...]

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How to blow your summer savings in worthwhile ways guide

How to blow your summer savings in worthwhile ways guide

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Top of the list goes to Camp A Low Hum. I have been to many a party in my 22 years but the February 2006 camp definitely stands as the “best party ever”. By all accounts – reviews, party goers’ opinions and general feedback – I’m not the only one holding to this belief. After [...]

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The Year in News

The Year in News

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February The University year started with Vic introducing a new Engineering degree to rival that of Massey Wellington. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Wellington Theatre Awards: Unashamedly Chosen By the Salient Theatre Reviewers

Wellington Theatre Awards: Unashamedly Chosen By the Salient Theatre Reviewers

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Best student theatre Angels in America (Toi Whakaari / Downstage) Twelfth Night (Studio 77) Little Box of Oblivion (Studio 77) Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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