Archive for March, 2012

19/03/12

It’s been a good haul at this year’s International Arts Festival, not least of all with the late inclusion of Seattle ‘indie’ quartet Death Cab for Cutie, on their inaugural trip to New Zealand. They played the Wellington Town Hall on Wednesday February 29 for a highly anticipated show, one fifteen years in the making. [...]

19/03/12

When Michael Curran strangled 24 year old Natasha Hayden to death in 2005, it was an act of evil.

19/03/12

DIRECTOR: Robert Wiene  “That night there occurred the first of a series of mysterious crimes…Murder!’” When a circus visits a mountain village in Germany, the most thrilling and anticipated act is Cesare the Somnambulist, a man who has slept constantly for 23 years. The arrival of the Somnambulist and his master, the enigmatic and peculiar Dr Caligari, [...]

19/03/12

After 244 years of imperialist dialectic, Encyclopædia Britannica ends its print operations.

19/03/12

While a goldfish has the shortest attention span of any animal, Sonny Bill Williams has the shortest attention span of any sportsman. Last week we were told that Sonny Bill will next year be back in Australia, playing league for the Roosters. The code switch completes a whirlwind world tour which has seen the man [...]

19/03/12

Already it’s clear that this Kony shit ain’t as simple as the watch and share video made out. So who made it and what are their intentions?

19/03/12

The first week of university is a chance to make a first impression. A chance to meet new peers, a chance to reconnect with those acquaintances you only chat to outside lectures, a chance to try and reinvent yourself as a “cool kid”. For a small group of students, the first week of uni was [...]

19/03/12

The latest chapter in a seven-year legal battle over abortion law began in the Supreme Court last Tuesday, and VUWSA’s Women’s Officer says students should pay attention to the proceedings. In Right to Life NZ v Abortion Supervisory Committee, Right to Life are alleging that not all abortions carried out in New Zealand are legal, and that [...]

19/03/12

DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius  STARRING: Jean Dujardin & Berenice Bejo As an (almost) silent film shot in black-and- white, it would be easy to dismiss The Artist as a mere novelty—an overly-nostalgic tribute to Hollywood’s golden days. This would be wrong. Very wrong. The Artist introduces us to George Valentin, the biggest silent film star in Hollywood [...]