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AuthorBK Drinkwater

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BK Drinkwater's actual origins are shrouded in mystery, but it is said that he sprang from the summit of Taranaki fully formed, four days after the birth of Aristotle. He resents having been overshadowed in this way.

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April 6, 2009

Bits and pieces this week, my dear queer brethren. Some news, some sage advice. Obama’s Army to Gays: Stay in the Fucking Closet We’re having a bit of an Obamarama this week here at Salient, so how about I fill you in on the latest queer-related haps from the Land of Hope and Change? Vermont […]

March 30, 2009

A blizzard of documents was unleashed last week by the VUWSA Change Proposal Sub-Committee in a portent of significant reform to VUWSA’s structure and governance procedures. In the pile were terms of reference for two brand-spanking new committees: a Performance Management Committee and an Audit & Finance Committee. VUWSA-watchers could barely contain their excitement. The […]

March 30, 2009

Stephanie de Montalk, a Wellingtonian and at one stage a writer-in-residence here at Vic, has a small but varied corpus: a biography, a novel I own but haven’t read yet (The Fountain of Tears), and now with Vivid Familiar, four collections of poems. Vivid Familiar is a collection of 24 poems divided into four manageable […]

March 9, 2009

DC Comics 1986-1987 The release of Zach Snyder’s feature-film adaptation of Watchmen certainly got a lot of people buzzing; a great deal of ink’s been spilled (amongst other fluids). I’m not going to tell you why Watchmen is important, except to say I have nothing intelligent to add to the consensus that Watchmen is a […]

February 23, 2009

Now listen up and listen good. You’re students now. You should read. Twitter doesn’t count. Fuck the planet, you need to read stuff on dead trees. Salient’s a good start, but unless you wanna be one of those sad sack’o’shit students who graduate after seven years a squillion Zim Dollars in debt and bitching about […]

October 6, 2008

Two hours before the VUWSA election results were announced, the VUWSA exec met for three quarters of an hour and wondered where the axe would fall. Education Vice-President Paul Brown frequently instructed all present to praise someone called “Jeebus,” apparently because the end was nigh, and broke into song at two points, although Salient could […]

September 29, 2008

Anonymous, Consultation Document for a Revised Structure of VUWSA Business (Wellington, VUWSA, 2008) At the start of September, VUWSA-watchers were abuzz with the news that Anonymous—the loose collective of illiterate bards whose work was amalgamated and attributed to Homer as The Iliad and The Odyssey, who later composed Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and […]

September 15, 2008

Vultures Circle Charged with contempt of Parliament, the Rt Hon Winston Raymond Peters, former Treasurer, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Affairs Minister, appeared last Wednesday night before Parliament’s Privileges Committee for what may prove to be the last fight of his political life.

July 14, 2008

Chuck Palahniuk, Snuff (Random House, 2008) Snuff, the latest novel by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke), features 600 men, one day of filming, and a woman’s quest for redemption in vaginal embolism.