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Arts

August 21, 2017

In only a few minutes of screen time, Captain America: Civil War tells a more accurate and, in my view, more edifying story of disability than most Hollywood films do in upwards of two hours. Okay, bear with me. In case you haven’t seen Civil War (or the memory of it has been crushed by […]

August 21, 2017

Love is like an ocean And I’m hiding in the blue Truth is like a knife And I’m hiding it from you   Love is the truth Yellow Silver true Cuts me open where I’m open Silver yellow blue   There’s a rock over your bed at night Daylight cuts the string Suspended by the […]

August 21, 2017

Lucille Bogan is the ’30s blues/jazz singer with the filthiest damn mouth you have ever heard. Born in Mississippi in 1897, there is very little known about her life before she started recording music in New York in 1923 after being scouted from the thriving jazz scene in Birmingham, Alabama. She was deemed too “vaudeville” […]

August 21, 2017

Pacific Bodies is a video series of five episodes, available to watch on the Auckland Art Gallery’s various online platforms. As they put it, “Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki together with British Council New Zealand invited local artists of Pacific heritage to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of our current exhibition The Body […]

August 21, 2017

If you’re interested in musicals, comedy, and a bit of gender political fun, I’d encourage you to give M’Lady — A Meninist Musical a whirl.   In the briefest of summaries, we follow the story of Elliot (played by the beautiful Aimee Smith) who is struggling to win the heart of his fair Freda. G […]

August 21, 2017

August 20, undoubtedly the date of many a person’s birthday. But there is one in particular that often goes unnoticed. One of my favourite authors, H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday is overlooked by most. In fact, many people are unaware of who he even is. To my dismay, at mention of his name I am often met […]

August 21, 2017

Wednesday: French for Rabbits ‘It Will Be Okay’ Tour — If you are like me and really just wish that you could jam an IV into you and have atmospheric indie pop streaming through your veins at all times, then you should definitely go down and get your fix at San Fran from 9.00pm. These […]

August 21, 2017

Developer: Volition Publisher: Deep Silver Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Windows) Review copy supplied by publisher   The success of Overwatch seems to have spawned a new trend among developers, one which has frankly become necessary: large casts of diverse playable characters. While some may see this as a purely political move designed to appease […]

August 21, 2017

Bang! is a Radio New Zealand podcast about sex, sexuality, and relationships. Salient sat down with producer and presenter Melody Thomas to talk about getting busy (making this podcast).     Why make a podcast about sex? I knew I wanted to make a podcast because I work in radio and I have fallen in […]