Archive for April, 2009

Sando Says – Dear Livejournal

Sando Says – Dear Livejournal

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

Dear Livejournal, I lost my virginity this morning. It was pretty weird—let me tell you. Also, it was awkward and painful. Boy did my penis feel odd going in there, kind of rubbery to tell you the truth. Then, once it finally engaged with the vaginal cavity of my chosen mate, it just kind of [...]

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Youth Without Youth

Youth Without Youth

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

A new Coppola! And not a Sophia, but a bona fide Francis Ford! Wow, the first in a decade! His last film was The Rainmaker however, it is the film made before that which always troubled me—Jack, that awful picture starring Robin Williams. So imagine my surprise to discover Youth Without Youth is Jack’s closest [...]

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Will you survive the zombie uprising?

Will you survive the zombie uprising?

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

Every now and then I plan my escape to the hills in the event that we are overrun by zombie hordes. I hope that, like me, you’ve planned what you’ll do in the event of a zombie threat. Now, while I don’t want my escape destination of choice being filled with other people (read: potential [...]

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Blind Madness

Blind Madness

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

So you’re clean, green and shaven. You’ve done your essay, hidden the pizza boxes and put on your lucky underpants. You’ve been preparing all day and your introduction speech is covered: “Ehllo. Mai name iz—and chou are—how lovely to meet chou—I do really love ze color of your… tonsils?!” Yes, that’s right, you’ve got to [...]

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The Pick of the Fringe

The Pick of the Fringe

by / 27/04/09 / 1 Comment

The triumphant return of four shows from the Fringe to Downstage is about to tear into the Wellington cultural scene like a wall of flying metal stingrays. Uther Dean, Arts Editor and culture vulture, reports. Starting this Wednesday, Downstage theatre is showcasing some of the hits of this year’s fringe festival. This wide-ranging selection of [...]

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The Boat That Rocked

The Boat That Rocked

by / 27/04/09 / [ 5 Comments ]

Richard Curtis is the kind of writer/director who usually divides audiences. People either fall head over heels for his brand of English middle-class pap filled to the brim with gloopy romance, or they loathe it with a passion. I’m sort of halfway in regards to the man’s work—Notting Hill pissed me off to no end, [...]

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Gomez – A New Tide (Shock)

Gomez – A New Tide (Shock)

by / 27/04/09 / [ 2 Comments ]

The inside cover of English indie rockers Gomez’ sixth studio album, A New Tide, shows the band gathered around a table at a diner. Four of them are laughing into the camera; they look like easygoing guys, the kind you’d meet at a gig and have a drink with while you cracked jokes together about [...]

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Student Workers

Student Workers

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

In 2009 VUWSA has resurrected Students as Workers Week. This Week was earlier held in 2004 and 2005, with the aim of educating and engaging students on the issue of workers rights, particularly pertaining to students but also in a wider sense. Since the introduction of the student loan scheme in the early 1990s and [...]

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Bette and Bea

Bette and Bea

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

Recently, the Thistle Hall gallery displayed the artwork of the late Bea Arthur and her partner, the late Bette Armstrong. Their collaborative oeuvres span a variety of genres, including impressionistic landscapes, floral still-lifes, depictions of pets. The artworks sell for incredibly low prices, between $10-50. Hung alongside the artworks are photographs of the couple collected [...]

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Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York

by / 27/04/09 / No Comments

It’s often said that true art is about trying to represent the human condition, pinning it down and exposing it to the world in a series of perfectly-executed images or chords. As such, the cultural marketplace is filled with pretentious imbeciles and their perfectly douchey works, and none of them coming close to achieving their [...]

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