Archive for March, 2009

Of Time And The City

Of Time And The City

by / March 30, 2009 / No Comments

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 [...]

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AK 09

AK 09

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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 [...]

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Toiletorial

Toiletorial

by / March 30, 2009 / [ 11 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Sunday Potato Cakes

Sunday Potato Cakes

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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 [...]

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Study concludes 9 out of 10 people forgot about Dre

Study concludes 9 out of 10 people forgot about Dre

by / March 30, 2009 / [ 4 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Sando Saves – Triple Hitter

Sando Saves – Triple Hitter

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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 [...]

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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

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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 [...]

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We are unsuitable for framing

We are unsuitable for framing

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We are unsuitable for framing seems like a strange and contradictory title for an exhibition. The act of placing these works within an exhibition space is, in a sense, a method of framing. Nonetheless the works currently on display at Te Papa in this enticing exhibition don’t seem to mind, rather they seem to relish [...]

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Necessary Targets

Necessary Targets

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Necessary Targets is a story of war and what it does to women. Written by Eve Ensler, of The Vagina Monologues fame, it tells the story of a wealthy New York psychaitrist’s journey to a Bosnian refugee camp and the women she meets there. Over the play’s 80 minute running time, each character is slowly [...]

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CSM: Worse Than a sexually transmitted disease!

CSM: Worse Than a sexually transmitted disease!

by / March 30, 2009 / [ 50 Comments ]

With the regularity of a tatty Halloween prop brought out each year to scare the children, student politicians and student media can be relied upon to produce articles warning of the dire consequences of ‘voluntary membership’. When reading articles about the impact of voluntary membership of student associations, it’s helpful to remember one thing: compulsory [...]

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