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Arts

March 4, 2019

Some spoilers included. CW: Rape, Paedophilia   After reading and greatly enjoying Yanagihara’s A Little Life, I found myself approaching The People In The Trees (her first, and only other book) with a sense of apprehension. I struggled to imagine how Yanagihara would explore a different world and move away from a narrative voice that […]

March 4, 2019

I don’t want to sound like too much of a film student, but First Reformed was the most important film of 2018. Paul Schrader’s latest tells the tale of Reverend Ernst Toller (played by Ethan Hawke in what is perhaps the best performance of his career to date), the lonely pastor of a tourist church […]

March 4, 2019

CW: Sexual assault As I write this, it’s one day before the 2019 Oscars, and Olivia Colman is nominated for Best Actress. You’ll know if she has won when you read this, but I’m going to write this review as though she already has, because her career and oeuvre absolutely deserve it.   Broadchurch is […]

February 12, 2019

Auckland’s Laneway Festival pulled no punches at the stunning Albert Park this year, accompanied by beautiful weather, a sickening number of crafty food stalls, and sunblock to boot. A variation of acts left for a wide spectrum of punters, mixing from the indie rock stylings of Yellow Days to the neo-soul of Ravyn Lenae to […]

November 22, 2018

Miss June’s new single Twitch stays true to the four piece’s stripped back DIY nature while offering flecks of pop tendencies that the band previously avoided with onus. In their upcoming album, frontwoman Annabel Liddell processes her own med school experiences, like her first time cutting open a living breathing bod. I called Annabel days after […]

October 8, 2018

It’s getting to that point of the trimester when there’ll be at least one person crying to their parents on the phone whenever you’re in the library. Kia kaha, my friends — we’re so close to the finish line. Reading is a far superior stress coping mechanism than tagging your friends in Bad Memes for […]

October 8, 2018

Generally by September/October, I feel like the race for Album of the Year has usually run its course. Yet, every year without fail, some phenomenal project will pop up and complicate my list. Noname — of the flourishing Chicago scene, and collaborator of Chance the Rapper, Saba, Smino, and more – is one of my […]

October 8, 2018

“There were two types of different poop. One was kind of a clay mixture that was used in the re-enactments (…) then for the cell phone footage of the brownout and stuff like that, it was a conversation with our production designer where we looked at different types of poop on the Bristol scale, some […]

October 8, 2018

Three days after I was born a witch cursed me and said, “If you ever watch an Adam Sandler film, you’ll fail all your university exams.” I’ve never watched one, and I’ve never failed. See, it works! (The miniscule amount of uni exams I have had over the years may or may not have something […]

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