Archive for October, 2009

Rudey Trudey

by / 28/10/09 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Henry the Sixth, Part One

Henry the Sixth, Part One

by / 28/10/09 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Biography of My Skin

by / 18/10/09 / No Comments

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 [...]

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VUWSA at war with itself. Confusion reigns

by / 14/10/09 / [ 59 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Bhrunging Buck Summahr!

by / 12/10/09 / 1 Comment

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 [...]

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DRUGS

by / 12/10/09 / [ 5 Comments ]

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No Spin Zone

No Spin Zone

by / 12/10/09 / No Comments

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 [...]

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News story written solely for getting Mum’s cat into news section

News story written solely for getting Mum’s cat into news section

by / 12/10/09 / [ 6 Comments ]

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, [...]

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20 Best Music Comments

20 Best Music Comments

by / 12/10/09 / [ 14 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Personally, I think it’d be hilarious if we lost the Rugby World Cup again

Personally, I think it’d be hilarious if we lost the Rugby World Cup again

by / 12/10/09 / 1 Comment

Chris Rattue is a journalistic dynamo. He arrives at the New Zealand Herald every morning by swinging through a window dressed in a mask and chevalier, a cutlass between his teeth, and a pistol spraying bullets left, right and centre. Every morning. At first it was kind of annoying, but now, nobody even notices. “Oh, [...]

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