Arts

September 10, 2007

Germaine Greer writes chillingly of the assumptions that feminists must all be pro-abortion, associating such support with the trend towards cosmetic surgery and acceptance of other surgical procedures, instead of promoting women’s agency over their bodies; we aggressively treat women’s cancers, for instance, but very little funding is going into preventative cancer research.

September 10, 2007

“Maybe to lose or to save your soul is just a choice of how you fill the hole.” Chris Cornell is one of the few truly great rock vocalists, with his penchant for hitting notes in full voice that other male singers only dare attempt in falsetto. A voice at once both warm and harsh, […]

September 10, 2007

For some reason I was late on getting on the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s bandwagon. I tend to have a thing against angry girl rock’n’roll, which I mistakenly took them to be. Like many people, it wasn’t until I heard their second album Show Your Bones that I really began to appreciate them.

September 10, 2007

Joy Division tells the interesting character story of Thomas, a young man who is currently on assignment in England during the Cold War working as a spy for a Russian agency. Using monologue and flash back techniques the movie unfolds Thomas’ life story of how his country, Germany, was ravaged by the war and how […]

September 10, 2007

Local band The Users describe themselves as the most unambitious band in Wellington. They aren’t heading to Melbourne or London to try and make it big, nor are they furiously writing or recording any new material for an album or planning to conquer the wider musical world in any way at all. In a Wellington […]

September 10, 2007

Public art space Vincent’s Art Workshop recently had an exhibition of works from their Women Only Day. Vincent’s Art Workshop was set up as a public art space as a result of government policies of deinstitutionalisation from psychiatric hospitals 19 years ago.

September 3, 2007

On a cold lonely night in August I was seeking shelter from the storm that is life at Salient. It’s near impossible to do full justice with a review of Bob Dylan, but after being warmed up by some wines from the City Gallery I managed to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand […]

September 3, 2007

Warning: Fanatical raving ahead. I’m still reeling from the shock of receiving something that is so ridiculously good, I’ve neglected to listen to anything else over the last week. While M.I.A’s debut Arular was ground breaking, Kala is the best UK hip-hop album I’ve ever heard.

September 3, 2007

Many kiwi politicians have had savings crusades, from as diverse as Roger Douglas (who championed the third Labour Government’s employer-contribution superannuation scheme from 1972-75) to Winston Peters (1996 New Zealand First – National coalition agreement). They have usually failed.