Author Archive: Philip McSweeney

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It don’t mean a thing unless it’s got that swing

It don’t mean a thing unless it’s got that swing

by / April 13, 2014 / No Comments

“Last night, my boyfriend fucked another girl,” Isobel told me over a beer.

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A Glossary of Sex and Gender

A Glossary of Sex and Gender

by / March 31, 2014 / No Comments

Let’s talk about sex (and gender), baby (and all the good things that may be).

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What Kind of Environmentalist Are You?

What Kind of Environmentalist Are You?

by / March 24, 2014 / No Comments

What Kind of Environmentalist Are You? A quiz.

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People Experiencing Homelessness

People Experiencing Homelessness

by / March 17, 2014 / No Comments

There are now more people experiencing homelessness in Wellington than ever before. This feature examines their treatment.

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Keepin’ It Hyperreal

Keepin’ It Hyperreal

by / March 10, 2014 / No Comments

I had a few qualms with this ‘hyperreality’ business. How do you decide what constitutes ‘reality’ and ‘non-reality’?

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Capital Culture

Capital Culture

by / March 10, 2014 / No Comments

A forthcoming comedy series set in our very own Wellington, Capital Culture, is generating a lot of buzz. Philip McSweeney got drunk with a couple of its cast members, and what he discovered Will Surprise You.

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Sa·li·ent.

Sa·li·ent.

by / February 24, 2014 / No Comments

A history of a pretty fucking cool magazine

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It’s Hip to Hop

It’s Hip to Hop

by / October 7, 2013 / [ 2 Comments ]

An impassioned defence of hip-hop.

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Welcome to Shalimar

Welcome to Shalimar

by / September 30, 2013 / No Comments

The number-one contender for Wellington’s most iconic dairy.

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Life Advice From High Atop Mount Olympus

Life Advice From High Atop Mount Olympus

by / August 19, 2013 / No Comments

Truman Capote noted that the sex drive, though it waxes and wanes, never dissipates; what do you do if the same thing can be said of self-awareness?

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