Archive for October, 2008

06/10/08

This is what may be my last column as VUWSA President. I feel proud to say that the university are bringing about a $20 one-off internet levy. This is bringing about my pledge last year to make internet free, or non user-pays as explained when pressed last year, as nothing is ever free. Ultimately it [...]

06/10/08

Okay guys, bear with me while I try my hardest to make this final column good but not pretentious. Pretentious wrap-ups really fuck me off. If you’ve read these pages from time to time throughout the year and enjoyed them, I’m glad I’ve done my job. If you didn’t read the pages, that’s all good [...]

06/10/08

The THEA 324 production of Journey to the West “may not be for everyone,” but one must admire the rhythmic use of time, space and movement used by the cast. Journey to the West is based on the classic Chinese novel Xi You Ji which blends together traditional Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

06/10/08

Editing Salient has been one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling things I’ve ever done, and also one of the most soul-destroying experiences of my life, leaving me feeling both accomplished and incredibly bitter. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

06/10/08

A four-year-old girl whose imaginary friend pitches up with a suitcase full of dildos and pornography and then snorts cocaine and throws rubber penises around the room? Disturbing. I like the fact that this particular show is sponsored by D.Vice (they of marketing genius and designer sex gear for adventurous folk). Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

06/10/08

NZTrio, St Andrews on the Terrace, 18 September Composer Competition, Adam Concert Room, 19 September STROMA, Ilott Concert Chamber, 24 September Thonthorstrok, Hunter Chamber, 28 September NZSQ Workshop, Adam Concert Room, 29 September None of the events reviewed here have been covered by the Dominion Post. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

06/10/08

Inappropriate and lewd lecturer-student relationships! Academic ineptitude! Blatant bias! Marxist crackpots! Wild-eyed megalomaniacs! … Douchebags! If this sounds familiar, then the best of Salient’s sound and objective reportage over your years of readership has done its job. Long have we maintained an occasionally querulous interest in the performance and role of academic staff here at [...]

06/10/08

Tristan asked that I write a concluding-type article for this week’s science column, as this is the last Salient of the year. I interpreted this to mean that he wanted me to write about some of the strange pseudoscience of the past. Ideas whose time has ENDed, geddit? Yeah, I know it’s a tenuous link, [...]

06/10/08

If all the beer produced around the world was put into cans – and there are some people who would probably think that was a very good idea – the resulting stack would go from the earth to the moon over 35 times. Just like that, you are smarter than you were a minute ago. [...]