Viewport width =

AuthorAlex Feinson

Author Archive: Alex Feinson

rss feed

March 19, 2018

The first thing that draws you in about Therese Lloyd’s new collection, The Facts, is the soft, serene, and melancholic painting, Heather Straka’s Honey Trap 12, on its cover. Inside the oval border is a pale young woman with her back turned, her brown hair in a messy bun, and she is clad in only […]

March 12, 2018

Call Me By Your Name is currently breaking the hearts of movie-goers around the world, including mine, so I decided to extend my agony and heartache by reading the 2007 novel by Egyptian author André Aciman that the film is based on. The world within Call Me By Your Name exists within a pocket of […]

February 26, 2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, will spend it all on textbooks. That’s right, trimester one is almost upon us, and all you lil first years will be starting your classes in a week’s time. You’ll also be sorting out what textbooks you’re going to […]

September 25, 2017

One of the most popular podcasts on the planet, My Favourite Murder, came to Auckland on September 6 for a one-night only live show, and two of my gal pals and I took a mid-week trip to attend. My Favourite Murder is hosted by comedian Karen Kilgariff and TV star Georgia Hardstark, and it is […]

August 14, 2017

Help… They’re all dead… This is the haunting sentence from the 111 call made by David Bain on the morning of June 20, 1994, and is the opening line to each episode of the new ten-part Stuff and Tandem Studios podcast series, Black Hands: A Family Mass Murder. Written and narrated by journalist Martin van […]

July 31, 2017

The first election my mum ever voted in was in 1981. Robert Muldoon won his third election that year. She was 19-years old, and she voted for National because her parents voted for them, and she said she did not know any better. Since then, my mum has voted in every election, except 1990 and […]

March 27, 2017

Here are a few of the things said by my family when I told them I needed to write the Vic UFO column for Salient: – Let me volunteer! I want to say something! – That’s lame. – Oh man, this is going to cause arguments… – All I have to say is that feminism […]

March 20, 2017

Two Victoria University of Wellington halls of residence, Joan Stevens House and Weir House, have been found to still be using the laundry services at Arohata Prison in Tawa during trimester three of 2016–2017.

March 13, 2017

Kia ora Salient readers! Congratulations to all the new students who have survived their first week of university, and welcome back to all the returning students who have decided to stick with it! By this point of your trimester you might feel a little more settled in. Hopefully you know where all of the good […]