Archive for October, 2009

28/10/09

It’s too easy to go too big these days. Admittedly, a lot of the time, big is good but taking that as a golden rule can only lead to bingeing and seven hour plays. We must too appreciate the little gems, the little nuggets of wonderful that pepper the cultural landscape. Rudey Trudey, Sophie Hambleton’s [...]

28/10/09

I love Shakespeare and it is David Lawrence’s fault. I was lucky enough to grow up, to mature theatrically that is to say, when the Bacchanals had a Shakespeare, if not two, on show every year. To say they were good is to understate the issue, to say they were great would be to miss [...]

18/10/09

Expectations figure very heavily in Miranda Harcourt’s biographical new one-woman show Biography of My Skin. People’s expectations of each other, of themselves, of their lives, of their children and, possibly most importantly, an audience’s expectations of their entertainment. Biography of My Skinmakes a lot of never being quite what you thought it would be and [...]

14/10/09

UPDATE! VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle has confirmed that the motion, “That VUWSA actively supports the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill,” is void following yesterday’s Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting. Freemantle told Salient this morning (Thursday) that the VUWSA solicitor “has confirmed that the motion was void. “The meeting was closed, and as outlined in [...]

12/10/09

Nuah Zuahland Edishuhn 1. Orange and silver Onesie original From the look of thus outfit, it looks like thus loidy knows hur fashiun! Thus is a classuc example of a contumporarry summar fashiun outfut. Thus us so frush and summah, it makes tha suhn come ouat (‘caause it’s summahr). Ahlso, it pruotachs yah fruom the [...]

12/10/09

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12/10/09

He seems compelled by a force so vindictive it may be misinterpreted as either fiction or corporate policy. Weeknights in the USA The O’Reilly Factor is full of anger and energy. Sadly, O’Reilly’s book The No Spin Zone falls far from the tree. As a liberal nutjob, I was disappointed, bemused, at the very most [...]

12/10/09

A 24-year-old soon-to-be-former news editor of an award-winning student magazine has strategically placed a photo of his mother’s cat in his news section for the sole purpose of strategically placing a photo of his mother’s cat in his news section. Michael Oliver, the News Editor of Salient, quantifiably the best student magazine in New Zealand, [...]

12/10/09

Though most people read Salient because they’re bored during their LAWS 121 lecture (Kate failed), particularly irate/joyous review readers take out their fury/delight online and let us know they really think. Following are the 20 best comments of the year: 1. Nigel Braddock [in reference to the week Kim reviewed a series of albums based [...]