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AuthorCharlotte Doyle

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October 11, 2015

Above the highly convenient liquor store on Cuba Street sits one of the oldest and most influential art dealer galleries in New Zealand.

September 27, 2015

“If I were a boy, I think I could understand”—Beyoncé Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy fail to hit it off for a very long time. Rudeness, arrogance and pride are not exactly desirable qualities in a soulmate. Yet, presuming you have at least had the pleasure of watching Colin Firth romantically dive (somewhat inexplicably) into […]

May 11, 2015

If it’s too good to be true then it isn’t. James Randi is a sceptic and debunks psychics who are psycho. The bearded and wizened man has devoted his life to exposing the people who convince others that they can move pencils by commanding them to with extraordinary mental powers. The Canadian-American retired from professional […]

May 3, 2015

It’s the first lengthy discussion of our regimented eating habits for the year. We are all flatting for the first time and happily naïve about the logistics of being budget consumers. All going well, timetable all sorted, until one flat-member declares they don’t eat onions, butter, white bread and canned tomatoes. Because this request cut […]

April 19, 2015

Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s visit to Armenia this month is important. On the 24th of April this year the country will remember the 100th anniversary of the 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottomans during World War One, a genocide which Turkey continues to deny. Images of the sisters laying red tulips at the Armenian […]

March 23, 2015

Initially the atmosphere in the jury room was chaotic. After spending four days hearing different sides of a story with no clear answer, we couldn’t leave until we’d made a decision. The people with dominant personalities were stifling any opportunity for the more softly spoken to talk. One told us all that we couldn’t possibly […]

March 15, 2015

It was once the drink favoured by society’s most notorious thieves and brigands—the Cody’s of the high seas. Now rum is enjoying a renaissance as a respectable and classy affair, roughness bought at $60 a bottle.

March 1, 2015

No “hipster” ever admits that they are one. To do so would conflict with the innate desire to be non-conformist, and disagrees with the informed belief that people shouldn’t be put in metaphorical boxes. Or so those who scorn the subculture say. Let the paisley sock, bucket hat and moustache combo speak for itself. Wellington […]

October 12, 2014

I have decided to virtuously strive for being opinion-less. Wiping the slate clean because after embarking on extensive rants recently about the dogmatism of others, I’ve concluded that opinionated people are insufferable.