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Archive for May, 2012
When God Is Not Great is not great.
Often philosophy confronts some of our most basic thoughts, and seeks to overturn their foundations. One obvious thought that crops up is the idea that things could have gone differently. So we muse about how good it would have been if we had that extra pie for lunch, or how lame it’d have been if Stephen [...]
After several weeks nervously waiting, last Thursday the Government announced their 2012 Budget. While many of the incoming changes were expected and in line with previous comments made by the Tertiary Education Minister, some of the changes were more drastic than what we expected. In particular, the limit on Student Allowances. Steven Joyce had announced earlier [...]
I am a cultural desert and assert nothing to the contrary. I have not read any Christopher Hitchens. I feel about Richard Curtis the same way you probably feel about Scorsese.
At this very moment, in London’s Tate Modern, stands a young calf, dead and immaculately preserved in formaldehyde solution. The bullock is positioned loftily above the heads of visitors on a looming plinth made from solid Carrara marble. A placard on the wall refers to it as ‘False Icon, 2008′. It is a decoy for [...]
As I imagine is the case with most people, some days I can happily spend hours in the kitchen, whipping up a feast with all the trimmings and other days, I totally can’t be arsed. When you find yourself feeling this way, don’t reach for those two-minute noodles; consider this week’s column a lifeline. This [...]
I can say with some certainty that this will be the one and only netball yarn I am capable of spinning this year. But despite my fairly glaring illiteracy in netball the events of the last week or so have been pretty interesting in the ANZ Championship (wow, that’s a sentence I never thought I’d say). [...]
There are, of course, good things about parliamentary youth wings.