Archive for October, 2010

11/10/10

That’s right! Theatre! Awards! Theawards! Best Use of Giant Cardboard Cityscape—The Arrival Best Use of Aaron Cortesi in a Wig—Mark Twain and Me in Maoriland Best Disabled Naked Person—Sophie Hambleton in KatyDid Best Echo—Darlene Mohekey in Shipwrecked! Best Adaptation of a F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel—The Great Gatsby Best Play That Turned Out A Lot Better [...]

11/10/10

In a drunken ramble late on Salient’s final production night or 2010, News Editor Molly McCarthy revealed that for he eleven issues she’d been in charge of, most of the news section had in fact been falsified. “Week That Wasn’t!” she slurred, “More like week-that-all-I-could-actually-be-fucked-researching! LOL!” When quizzed by fellow Salienteers, McCarthy admitted that for [...]

11/10/10

This year’s production from the Asian Theatre Practice Paper in the Theatre Department is, as is to be expected, totally insane. But good insane. Fun insane. Bonkers, if you will. Adapted from a novel—and it shows with its hanging plots and sometimes leaden plotting—it tells the story of how the production of a play in [...]

11/10/10

In 2008, activist and author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins warned Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa that the jackals were circling. Indeed, after the Honduran military stormed Manuel Zelaya’s presidential palace in June 2009, Correa told MSNBC about intelligence reports suggesting, “after Zelaya, I’m next.” The events of Thursday 30 September [...]

11/10/10

Say the words ‘Frank Kitts Underground Market’ to the typical uncultured, lazy student (so, most of us), and the reply you generally get is “Huh? Is that like a veggie market?” But for the fair few brave enough to get out of bed on a Saturday morning, the Underground Market is a well-kept secret and [...]

11/10/10

Predictions for next year. Organised by the First Letter of your First name. A You will not wear hats at all next year. You will develop an allergy to covering your scalp. This will play havoc with your ongoing conversion to Sikhism. B You need to start a vegetable garden next year. The apocalypse is [...]

11/10/10

English and French are two different languages. That’s an obvious point. But the ‘French night’ combined these in such a way that both English- and French-speaking audience members generally got the gist of what was going on. It was engaging and enjoyable evening compiled of singing, dancing and acting. Big ups to the MC character [...]

11/10/10

As per most internet memes, this one was first brought to my attention on Facebook. By a number of my friends tinting their profile pics, I was reminded of that upcoming liberal-guilt assuager—Breast Cancer Awareness month. This irked me some, and not just because of the horrendous shade of pink. My friends were subscribing to [...]

11/10/10

I know it’s way too soon to be thinking about Christmas (I don’t care if some shops have started stocking Santas, it’s too early I tell you!), but seeing as Salient doesn’t have a Christmas special, I figured now was as good a time as ever to share my recipe for Christmas mincemeat (the fruity [...]