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Archive for April, 2009

April 27, 2009

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 […]

April 27, 2009

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 […]

April 27, 2009

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 […]

April 27, 2009

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 […]

April 27, 2009

bru·tal·i·ty noun: The state or quality of being ruthless, cruel, harsh, or unrelenting. To say that CoD5 was brutal would be the understatement of the century. It makes Rambo 4 look like a brawl outside Shooters on a Saturday night. The CoD series, as our attentive readers will know, is my favourite FPS series. The […]

April 27, 2009

Facebook is an excellent way to learn about people… but also yourself. For those in an identity crisis, joining groups is a great way to alleviate personal issues. In my search of self-discovery, I stumbled upon a group: ‘I Have Never Had Sex With A Goat’. I was intrigued. I, too, had never had sex […]

April 27, 2009

How to live by the sea is Kapiti Coast writer Lynn Davidson’s third book of poetry. It is a collection of personal stories about life and love, and whether set beside the ocean, around the dinner table or on busy Cuba St, they are always inspired by the sea or nature. With feelings of order […]

April 24, 2009

In a decision made fewer than three days out from the day itself, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) decided to reject an invitation from the Wellington City Council to lay a wreath at this year’s ANZAC Day commemorations. The decision was borne out of a desire not to “arbitrarily” observe events for which […]

April 24, 2009

Calling on past eras of pop, punk, & rock ’n’ roll, and subsequently varnishing the product with their own seasoned blend of baroque personality, which scavenges and prowls the musical palate like marauding pirates, the Decemberists have at last perfected the presentation of their theatrical music on The Hazards of Love. The record flows with […]