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Arts

March 24, 2008

Seeing Ben Kemp & Uminari at Mighty Mighty was a pretty exciting prospect. I’d never heard of the innovative Japanese four-piece fronted by ex-pat New Zealander Kemp, and the curious range of instruments on stage promised a stimulating experience. Alongside the acoustic and bass guitars was a flute, two cymbals and a small wooden box […]

March 24, 2008

FullTilt – www.fulltiltpoker.com The best/most popular poker site on the internet. It has the highest proportion of MILF poker professionals in its team and also includes great poker players like Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen and Erik Seidel.

March 24, 2008

Shoes is the story of Felicity who has 112 pairs of shoes (well, 113 if you include her morning slippers) and her husband Leon, who secretly likes to wear these shoes.

March 24, 2008

Directed by Pete Traus Vantage point has been described as having a ‘high-concept premise,’ and this would be true if the writer meant ‘premise that is fucking stupid‘. Its premise is so improbable and flawed that the fact it’s also poorly executed and far too light on the intrigue should come as no surprise. Thrillers […]

March 24, 2008

-The Poet, Tower Voices and NZ String Quartet, Town Hall, February 24 -Landscapes, Stephen De Pledge, Ilott Theatre, February 27 -Resonances, NZSO, Michael Fowler Centre, March 1

March 24, 2008

Directed by Doug Liman Jumper is a rather shit scifi action movie. It tells the story of David Rice, who finds out as a teenager he has the ability to teleport when he falls through thin ice and saves himself by miraculously appearing in his local library. Following this revelation, Rice runs away from home […]

March 24, 2008

Obsessive love affairs, taboos, psychiatry, art and madness are synonymous with the work of novelist Patrick McGrath.

March 24, 2008

It’s All About Whanau / Ex Niholi Sui Et Subjecti, Matthew Couper’s recent exhibition at the Janne Land Gallery, is an autobiographical series covering his recent art residencies.

March 24, 2008

Cartoonists aren’t known for their high public profiles, except for Man’s Robbie Neilson, who habitually dresses as a giant chicken and photographs himself naked in front of international landmarks. But it wasn’t Robbie’s muscular buttocks that were an invited guest during the recent Writers and Readers Week – it was Doonesbury artist Garry Trudeau.

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