Author Archive: Salient
Salient is a magazine. Salient is a website. Salient is an institution founded in 1938 to cater to the whim and fancy of students of Victoria University. We are partly funded by VUWSA and partly by gold bullion that was discovered under a pile of old Salients from the 40's.
Salient welcomes your participation in debate on all the issues that we present to you, and if you're a student of Victoria University then you're more than welcome to drop in and have tea and scones with the contributors of this little rag in our little hideaway that overlooks Wellington.
Rust and Bone: The effervescent Marion Cotillard received considerable praise for her performance in this tale of a killer whale trainer who suffers a horrific accident, with Time pointing out that she “demonstrates again her eerie ability to write complex feelings on her face without grandstanding her emotions”. Trance: Danny Boyle returns to the silver [...]
@heathcliff1845: @cath_earnshaw sup cathy. how u? @heathcliff1845: @cath_earnshaw are you ignoring me cathy #dontignoremecathy @lintonT: @cath_earnshaw hey I just met you and this is crazy but want to marry me and leave heathcliff behind forever? @cath_earnshaw: @lintonT really, don’t. SO overplayed. #notheathcliff @cath_earnshaw: @lintonT you’ll do though. #highborn @heathcliff1845: @cath_earnshaw cathy. i know ur off [...]
Politics – what even – I DON’T – can you fill me in? Sincerely, ‘Alex’ who’ prefers INTP’ Janet My understanding is that you’re asking for a broad indicator of how to approach understanding and discussion of national politics. I’m far better versed in social politics, but perhaps if I expose my own idiocy, [...]
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Expanding on my theme from the last Salient of New Zealand politicians having really terrible memory, it appears that most of them are really shit at communicating too. Though in the Prime Minister’s case, it might be being a bit too good at communicating, judging by the events of the past week. Labour has accused [...]
North Korea continues to get uppity, declaring an end to the Korean War armistice, cutting ties with South Korea, and openly threatening the U.S. with nuclear war. U.S. forces have been moved across the Pacific, and Kim Jong is very Un-happy about it. Michael Jackson is to blame for his own death, according to the [...]
Well, that delicious holiday Easter is upon us again. In the past (around the time a certain young man was hanging on the cross) wine was commonly used for cerimonial purposes as well as to open and expand our minds… Nowadays the bloody bottle store shuts down for two days! If you’re like me and [...]