Archive for April, 2012

Review – Nucking Futs

Review – Nucking Futs

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A hilarious twist and insight into the world’s obsession with social media.

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Review – Other People’s Wars

Review – Other People’s Wars

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Pushing the boundaries, Other People’s Wars almost comes across as controversial for the sake of it. I went into this with some reservations yet telling myself to be open-minded. Award-winning company The Bacchanals reunite with award-winning playwright Dean Parker (Slouching Toward Bethlehem) to present the stage adaptation of Nicky Hager’s controversial 2011 book. Other People’s [...]

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Review – Live At Six

Review – Live At Six

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Live At Six takes audiences on a unique journey into the cut-throat world of television news in New Zealand.

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Review – A Shortcut to Happiness

Review – A Shortcut to Happiness

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Written by: Roger Hall. Directed by: Ross Jolly. Cast: Donna Akersten, Catherine Downes, Tim Gordon, Peter Hayden, Carmel McGlone, Matthew Pike, Elena Stejko, & Jane Waddell. Circa One, 17 April, 6:30 pm. I saw Roger Hall’s new play, A Shortcut to Happiness, when it opened the first season at the new Court Theatre in Christchurch. [...]

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Just An Editorial

Just An Editorial

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Justice is putting up the bathmat. The bathroom is a slippery place, and when your filthy flatmates always take those long showers, the floor can become as hazardous as an oily igloo in the late spring. But justice is more than this. It’s about wiping your wees off the toilet seat and adjacent walls. It’s about turning [...]

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Legal Terror

Legal Terror

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In 2006 it came to the attention of the New Zealand police that “military style training camps” were being held on private land in the Urerewas, headed by Tuhoe iwi separatist Tame Iti.

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Phillip Beesley’s Vesica

Phillip Beesley’s Vesica

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The visual world of Phillip Beesely’s Vesica is utterly intoxicating and enchanting. I got into the exhibit just after the City Gallery opened and had the privilege of being the first into the work on that day. This meant that the scene which I encountered was still and serene, a contemplative prehistoric garden just waiting [...]

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The Week That Wasn’t

The Week That Wasn’t

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Salient has heard that your flatmate “could totally fight a war if [he] had to”.

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Tupac Ain’t LED

Tupac Ain’t LED

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Fans of old school Gangsta rap were treated to an unusual resurrection at this year’s Coachella Festival, a desert weekend of cutting-edge music in California. Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, notorious for being the greatest commercial sell-outs in the history of hip-hop, were tired of rehashing the talent of other producers and stooped to the lowest [...]

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Speaking the Unspeakable

Speaking the Unspeakable

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Unfortunately, tolerance of free speech is the exception and not the rule around the world. In most countries, free speech is only granted to the voice of the majority.

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