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Arts

July 7, 2008

The Alchemist inhabited 77 Fairlie Terrace from top to bottom. With strobes in the ceiling and cameras in very nook, it claimed the building for its own. It also reached tendrils into the wider world, with screens showing scenes from Wellington. The ideal spectator for this production has six or so eyes which swivel independently […]

July 7, 2008

I once had a drama teacher who despised musical theatre. A great man who appreciated all of theatre’s subtleties, I was always confused by his outright disdain for the genre. Musicals are just supposed to be fun, aren’t they? Who cares if they’re silly, aren’t they supposed to be entertainment?

July 7, 2008

The Black Keys Friday 27th June at The Front Room I have always loved the blues. As a teenager the dark, brooding, vaguely satanic sounds that Robert Johnson and Skip James could get from just a guitar and voice kept me up late, while I tried to work out how they managed to play those […]

July 7, 2008

Game: Call of Duty 4 Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (windows) Genre: 1st person shooter Developer: Infinity Ward I remember about five years ago when I arrived at a mate’s birthday party ready to party hard (in a non-drunken, adolescent and nerdy manner). However all plans for social interaction on my part were lost when […]

July 7, 2008

Colby Buzzell, My War: Killing Time in Iraq (Berkeley Caliber, New York, 2006), p 368. My War: Killing Time in Iraq is a light-hearted and fascinating book. The first of the ‘war-bloggers’ to enter print, Buzzell describes his experiences on the ground in Operation Iraqi Freedom, from his post in Mosul, Iraq.

July 7, 2008

Minuit Friday 27th at Sandwiches Late on Friday night indie Break-Beat trio Minuit were cheered on stage by an incredibly amped crowd at Sandwiches. The band have recently returned from an extensive tour around Europe promoting their UK album I Went To This Party And There Were 88 Guards with Guns, (a combination of their […]

July 7, 2008

Evan Wright, Generation Kill (Transworld Publishers, London, 2004), p446. Embedded reporters, who accompany armies into battle wearing their uniform, have got a bad rap. Robert Fisk regularly accuses them of being gung-ho propaganda parasites, which they often are.

July 7, 2008

In an attempt to be a normal sexually liberated fashionconcerned modern young woman, I went along to film instalment of the television series Sex and the City with my two ‘best gal pals‘.

May 26, 2008

I could tell by the expressions of utter pleasure on the faces of the boys/girls on the poster that this play would be a winner, and it certainly did not disappoint! North-ward Ho, THEA 302’s major production for the year, was a fun and at times outlandish play about sexual misconduct and adultery,