Archive for March, 2009

Food! Apricot Triumph

Food! Apricot Triumph

by / 23/03/09 / 1 Comment

I’ve called this slice ‘Apricot Triumph’ for a number of reasons. First, the dried apricots do taste particularly flavoursome and juicy, despite being baked. Second, this recipe creates a crumbly-but-dense slice which doesn’t quite cross the cake line, therefore making one feel wholesome for making it. If you wanted to spruce this up a bit, [...]

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The Battle of the Four Armies

The Battle of the Four Armies

by / 23/03/09 / No Comments

When one thinks of Salient, surely the image of a mighty Haast’s Eagle swooping in on its prey, in unison with a velociraptor and a kitteh, springs to mind. Such a leathally explosive trifecta of powers is indeed contained within the hearts and souls of Salient writers and in the solemn pages of this magazine. [...]

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Terracotta Warriors

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The Terracotta Warriors of Qin exhibition was originally set to have been shipped off by now; instead, it has been extended to mid-April. Well publicised, held on the first floor of St James Theatre and charging a $10 entrance fee, this exhibition has obviously been promoted as not only a display of art, but an [...]

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Fashion – Jeff Olson

Fashion – Jeff Olson

by / 23/03/09 / 1 Comment

The left side of my bedroom is a spectacle of colour. It is witness to the profuse amounts of time I have spent rifling through fashion magazines, butchering them of their beautiful pages to adorn my walls (regrettably destroying the reading experience for anyone who picks up the mag after I’ve finished with it). As [...]

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Hunger

Hunger

by / 23/03/09 / No Comments

As I write this review, all across the city many people will be enjoying the revelry of the famous Irish holiday that is St Patrick’s day. Strangely, I have just finished watching Hunger, a shattering depiction of Irish Republican Bobby Sands’ infamous 1981 hunger strike. With resurgence in violence in Ireland last week, Hunger seems [...]

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The Alice B Toklas Cookbook

The Alice B Toklas Cookbook

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First published in 1954, this culinary memoir was re-edited in 1995, and re-released with a foreword by Maureen Duffy, giving context for those younger readers who may not have known of the great writing partnership of Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, Americans resident in Paris for most of their lives. Both drove ambulances during [...]

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Pelosi: “No One Above Law.” Bush Cohorts Chuckle.

Pelosi: “No One Above Law.” Bush Cohorts Chuckle.

by / 23/03/09 / No Comments

Karl Rove, senior policy advisor to the Bush administration, has finally agreed to testify before the House regarding several breaches of Constitutional principles. The House Judiciary Committee had subpoenaed Rove in 2007 after House Democrats gained control of the Committee’s chairmanship following their victory in the 2006 mid-term Congressional election. The House Judiciary Committee—charged with [...]

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War On the Lower Class

War On the Lower Class

by / 23/03/09 / No Comments

A discourse from His Dukeness Arthurly Albertson Smythe Wuthering Farty Tossle Franciburn Barnard Sir Willoughby Archlord Junior III Of Honey-InPorridge Manor, during tea time after a rather most splendid game of lawn bowls that was quite a dashingly spot of neckandneck for a minute there. The Discourse Reads Thus: Ladies and gentlemen: I am simply [...]

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Environment Column

Environment Column

by / 23/03/09 / 1 Comment

Planet earth has this amazing capacity to support life. The impact that human production and consumption is having on the earth’s ecosystems is threatening that life supporting capacity. These are simple facts you can read in any earth science, ecology, or environmental science textbook. In fact, the results coming back from the scientific research tell [...]

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Planning for a better future

Planning for a better future

by / 23/03/09 / No Comments

VUWSA was founded in 1899, and has a long and proud history of serving the Victoria University student body. In order to ensure that the students’ association is fulfilling its constitutional goals and serving students to the best of its ability, it’s important that VUWSA undertake and implement an appropriate level of strategic and operational [...]

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