Archive for March, 2012

Review: The Kill

Review: The Kill

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

When a film gets a reputation for being ‘weird’, it’s easy for people to write it off as that. Being presented with images and narratives that don’t conform to the accepted rules of filmmaking and storytelling can be an alienating experience for the average filmgoer. The rug is under their feet for a reason—it’s comfortable and it’s [...]

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Philosoraptor Tackles Time Travel

Philosoraptor Tackles Time Travel

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

Is time travel possible? This is a perennial question of science fiction, and real scientists investigate the possibility of these sorts of journeys too. The case for forwards time travel is scientifically solid. In fact, many of us have already time traveled in exactly this way. The faster we travel, the slower time passes. Take [...]

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The Homeopathy Heresy

The Homeopathy Heresy

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

Imagine if vicbooks made one cup of coffee, diluted it into one hundred different cups then acted surprised when tired students complained that their flat whites just weren’t perking them up as usual.

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Nothin’ But Net: What Makes A Leader

Nothin’ But Net: What Makes A Leader

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

Allow me to start with a confession: I once surfed an American sports site. It featured an article about football or rugby or something, and what I recall was how odd they thought it was that the said sport had captains: “a very English thing,” they said. To show my disagreement, I feel this is a [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

There was excitement in the air at the second meeting of the VUWSA executive–something not usually associated with a congregation of bureaucrats. Perhaps the exec was still in that honeymoon phase which new administrations/lovers are prone to, or maybe they were just happy to see Salient, the final bastion of accountability. Whatever it was, several [...]

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Recipe: Roast Beef With Potatoes & Yorkshire Puddings

Recipe: Roast Beef With Potatoes & Yorkshire Puddings

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

Well, it seems as if autumn’s already begun to stake its claim on Wellington (did summer even arrive? I must have missed it). While your course-related costs haven’t quite run out and your flatmates are all still talking to each other, why not get together and have a good home-style roast with all the trimmings? [...]

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Big K Promotes Binge Drinking

Big K Promotes Binge Drinking

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

One such complainant said the bar’s advertising “consistently and over a long period of time encouraged customers to get drunk in an irresponsible fashion”.

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Roxy Heart & Prudence Lovelock

Roxy Heart & Prudence Lovelock

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

After getting out of a bad relationship last year I recently found a new boyfriend. He’s really great to me; takes me out to lovely dinners and I feel like he really understands me, not the normal bullshit you get from boys. He’s also an athlete which gives him a smokin’ hot body. There’s one serious problem though: [...]

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MMP Under Scrutiny

MMP Under Scrutiny

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

The electoral system almost all of us know and love, according to the referendum held in November’s General Election, is under review from the Electoral Commission.

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Review: The Raid

Review: The Raid

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

Few films could ever match the level of brutality on display in Gareth Evans’s The Raid. Right from the first few minutes it proves to be an astoundingly visceral piece of cinema, which horrifies and enthrals in equal measure. Sure, the plot is nonsense and the acting is cheesy, but it is undeniably entertaining and [...]

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