Archive for September, 2008

Ode to Sarah Palin

Ode to Sarah Palin

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Sarah Palin. Hey Sarah Palin! Put down your gun. I’m talking to you. I felt I should write a column about you, cos soon you may be one of the most powerful women in the world. A few people have asked me if I like you, referring me to my (somewhat foolish) comments earlier in [...]

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Classic Film Review: The Breakfast Club (1984)

Classic Film Review: The Breakfast Club (1984)

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

A Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess and a Criminal are all in school for weekend detention. None of them know each other; none of them needs to. From how they all dress, they know everything they need to about what they are like as people. Everything relevant, conveyed purely by sight. Share [...]

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Bare

Bare

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Hailed as an icon of New Zealand theatre, Toa Fraser’s Bare celebrates its tenth anniversary with this Silo Theatre production at Downstage. Under the direction of Oliver Driver, Morgana O’Reilly and Curtis Vowell commit convincingly to fifteen characters, whom they impressively flip between. A highlight was certainly O’Reilly’s hilariously “profound” lecturer. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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The Idiots

The Idiots

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Truth be told, try as I might, I am not a film wanker. I do not delight in the harsh but oh so tragically beautiful minimalist portrayals of reality. That sentence sounds like it needs more appropriate adjectives so I’ll chuck edgy and raw in there as well. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Ain’t No Sunshine When Winter’s Gone

Ain’t No Sunshine When Winter’s Gone

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Phew! I am so relieved that fine weather we caught a glimpse of in the last few weeks is gone. The air was starting to smell like summer. Spring is a horrible season because it flirts with summer-like weather and gets everyone all excited before dashing people’s hopes and dreams and raining on their parades. [...]

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Coping with the wind, the rain and the Phoenix

Coping with the wind, the rain and the Phoenix

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

There was a buzz pulsing around the arteries of our fair city in early August that the nondescript sports fan would in all likelihood have ignored. After all, the country’s news media barely blurbed about it, being a measly pre-season fixture in a sport that hangs on the rung below its more prominent ‘eggchasing’ cousins. [...]

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Where to drink Beer in Wellington

Where to drink Beer in Wellington

by / 29/09/08 / [ 2 Comments ]

One of the best aspects of being a beer writer – apart from the master key to every brewery in the country and being called a “hero” in a letter to the editor – is all the research. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Oh no! Is that a black hole on the horizon?!

Oh no! Is that a black hole on the horizon?!

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Unless you’ve been hanging out with Ariel and Sebastian under the sea for the last few weeks, you would have heard about our impending doom: how we’re all going to get swallowed up by a black hole caused by mad scientists smashing sub-atomic particles together. The internet’s gone a bit mental over the prospect of [...]

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Victorian Thesis

Victorian Thesis

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Chris Aitken is studying the effects of powerlessness and fatalism in relation to climate change. He seeks to ask whether people will change their actions in an effort to prevent climate change, or whether the enormity of the problem and tragedy of the commons nature of the issue leads to individuals deciding not to make [...]

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The Little Tragedies

The Little Tragedies

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Written by the Russian Romanticist Alexander Pushkin, The Little Tragedies is a series of three short plays based on various European stories. These classic myths range from a tale about Mozart and Salieri we might recognise from the movie Amadeus, to a story about the infamous Don Juan and a cheeky statue. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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