Archive for March, 2009

30/03/09

I’m telling you that you like beer. Even if you think you don’t, you’re wrong. You do. You just haven’t tasted the right beer for you. Too many times I hear people say “I don’t like beer,” only to discover that the only beers they’ve tried are Tui, Export, Heineken and the like. I don’t [...]

30/03/09

An important part of tertiary education is learning how to question, analyse and challenge the world in which we live. Student media have always had an important role to play in this process. The best example of this at Victoria University has been student print media, in particular, Salient. Founded in 1938, Salient has been [...]

30/03/09

SLOW FADE “The camera lies all the time; lies 24 times/second.” —Brian DePalma. When I asked fellow Salienteer Sarah Robson how I could review a film that was little more than archive footage melodically intercut with a voiceover, she said “Just write that.” “Just that?” I replied. “Yeah.” “What about this?” “This now? What we’re [...]

30/03/09

Arts Editor Fiona McNamara reviews three shows in AK 09, Auckland International Arts Festival Venus and Adonis Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Marion Potts Bell Shakespeare and the Malthouse’s adaptation Venus and Adonis is quite simply stunning. It is rare to see an adaptation for the stage, or a role shared between two people [...]

30/03/09

Some say down the toilet, but I do some of my best thinking and reading in the bathroom. So much so that I am pretty sure the staff and contributors get annoyed with the proliferation of media related paper products in the Salient toilet. So it isn’t going down, not just yet. There is no [...]

30/03/09

These savoury cakes are an excellent way to use up leftover mashed potato. I had a bowl of leftover mash from a dinner where it accompanied vegetable gratin, along with venison and red wine sausages (surprisingly well priced at Pak n’ Save). The basic idea is, you bind the potato with egg, a little cheese [...]

30/03/09

A study released last week by Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science has given credence to the often mooted (but never proven) notion that all these motherfuckers act like they forgot about Dre, because they have in fact forgotten about Dre. Among a staggering 20,000 people interviewed, 18,000 professed to [...]

30/03/09

Kia Ora! Welcome to another ‘Sando Saves.’ Today’s advice is a triple hitter because Jackson, the arsehole editor went and pissed all over our relationship with the president of the Students’ Association. Now she has pulled her exposé on staff wasting student money on excessive dog grooming. News flash: Some dogs got overly pampered. Spoiled [...]

30/03/09

Alison Bechdel has been writing her Dykes To Watch Out For series since her college days. I first read them as a Queer Studies student in 2007, but then I’m a late bloomer in some aspects. She’s had a following from my generation for two decades, and is probably the most famous feminist dyke cartoonist [...]