Archive for June, 2010

30/06/10

Theresa Rebeck, the writer of Mauritius, Circa’s latest main stage work, has a background in writing for TV. It really shows. Mauritius is a tightly structured knot of a play, every event building inexorably to the next. It works so hard to be suspenseful that the tension becomes palpable. Its story revolves around the discovery [...]

29/06/10

And The Human Centipede New Zealand’s isolation works horribly against it when it comes to seeing films not readily covered by the mainstream. Thankfully, we have several institutions, like the New Zealand International Film Festival, to save us from languishing in cinematic limbo. This year’s festival offers a literal smorgasbord of choice picks from across [...]

24/06/10

In 1973, Orson Welles released the documentary F for Fake, an endlessly inventive and entertaining look at art, authorship and fakery through two of the world’s greatest con-artists—art forger Elmyr de Hory and ‘official biographer of Howard Hughes’ Clifford Irving. Twenty-seven years later, enigmatic British street artist Banksy evokes the spirit of Welles’ groundbreaking film [...]

23/06/10

Not winning matches never felt so good. Four weeks on from my assertion that the All Whites could struggle to compete at the World Cup finals, they are defying the odds and battling it out in Group F. The opening game against Slovakia was undeniably average, but Winston Reid’s stoppage-time header gave Kiwis a chance [...]

17/06/10

No matter what I say about it, A Nightmare on Elm Street is by no means an awful movie. It’s just an unnecessary movie, which is worse. It’s very obvious that a lot of money has gone into re-jigging the 1984 slasher classic. My question to the producers (which happen to include Michael Bay of [...]

17/06/10

No plans for summer yet? Are you studying Political Science or International Relations? Feel like spending three weeks in Beijing, and maybe exploring Asia a bit further? Salient thinks you should totally apply for the China Field Study summer course. What’s the deal? The China Field Study is a summer course (POLS378/INTP378) that includes three [...]

16/06/10

a mechanical How to Remove Stretch Marks device. The Microdermabrasion acne machine is used first to clean the skin and peel out the dead cells’ layer. In doing that it clears out the blocked pores. The machine works on the same principle as a vacuum cleaner. The Microdermabrasion treatment is similar to rather gently vacuuming [...]

12/06/10

In somewhat of a coup for student media, Salient picked up a Qantas Media Award at a glitzy ceremony at Sky City in Auckland last night. Salient Editor and three-time award-winning student journalist Sarah Robson took out the award for Junior Magazine Feature Writer of the Year. Robson, who attended the ceremony, is both pleased [...]

08/06/10

“Fuck off with your assonance and get some better words. “ The Intricate Art of Actually Caring is the kind of play high-school students New Zealand wide should be made to see- especially if they’re studying Baxter. I don’t mean this in the sense that only high school age students will enjoy it- just that [...]