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September 27, 2015

Earlier this year, I had the idea of re-appropriating Easter as “Yeezter” (copyright pending). It makes total sense. During Easter, we celebrate the miracle of an all-around good dude achieving a physical impossibility (allegedly) by overeating chocolate and participating in a socially-mandated lie about a giant bunny. All so that we can… hide some eggs? […]

September 13, 2015

Linda Ainouche is a researcher, anthropologist, writer, and director/producer. Her recently-released documentary Dreadlocks Story reveals the hidden spiritual links between Jamaican Rastas and Indian Sadhus. Salient caught up with Ainouche to talk about her film and the processes behind making a transcontinental documentary. Ainouche is a woman of many talents. She teaches, she writes, she […]

August 2, 2015

(That’s Dav-ISS, not Dav-EES) You might know Alan Davies, comedian extraordinaire and long-time foil to Stephen Fry, from popular shows like QI and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. If your parents are anything like mine (older, Anglicised) then you might also know him as the eponymous character in Jonathan Creek (thanks, UKTV). Davies is touring […]

July 19, 2015

In ye-olden times (the pre-2000s for you undergrads), Liam Neeson was best known as a character actor. Likeably Irish, the actor’s gentle wit made him appealing to the over-35 female demographic and his grizzle was enough to draw male fans into theatres. He was riveting as Oskar Schindler, inspiring as Michael Collins, and tolerable in […]

October 15, 2012

A peek into the frazzled mind of an honours student.

October 8, 2012

Learning to deal with the devastating.

September 24, 2012

115 years of students, a university, and a little city called Wellington.

September 10, 2012

On the offensive in the campaign of language reclamation.

August 20, 2012

The highs and lows of transgressive art.