Arts

September 17, 2007

This play has no catharsis, no meaning and no ideological sense to it. Further more, it reflects on violence by beating everyone up. It defies almost everything my mother said to me when I was three.

September 17, 2007

I have seen many movies where bathtubs are prominent, from Minority Report, where Tom Cruise has creepy nanobots pull his eyelids open, to What Lies Beneath, where Michelle Pfeiffer is paralysed with a drug during a rare creepy moment involving Harrison Ford, and of course an old favourite of mine, the great B-Grade horror classic […]

September 17, 2007

Brad Bird’s first film was the brilliant science fiction animation The Iron Giant and Ratatouille shows that he is just getting better. It is marketed to children, but is so smart and multi-layered that it is most undoubtedly adult entertainment as well. This film really invokes all sorts of work, some light hearted like The […]

September 17, 2007

The newest band to hit Wellington claim to have quantum leaped here from the future – to rectify this world’s relationship with technology. Alex the Kid, a four-piece ‘future pop’ band have been described as a confused boy band, or the Pet Shop Boys on steroids, and have a mission with their music; to promote […]

September 17, 2007

Nirvana – Nevermind 1991 – the year that punk broke, again… When most of you were in nappies I had spent a year watching hyper real television wars like Operation Desert Storm, suffered from Ruthenasia (benefit cuts and the Employment Contracts Act) and had a bum year in general as a typical 15-year-old. Stuck in […]

September 17, 2007

I started reading Stop Over on Thursday September 6, the day that martial law was declared in Fiji. Again. Although the multiple coups and various suspensions of democracy perpetrated against the people of Fiji since the Rabuka coup d’état in 1987 cannot help but play a role in any book about the country, Bruce Connew’s […]

September 17, 2007

Donning their most gruesome/offensive shirts, patched up leather jackets and blackest pants, Napalm Death fans from around the country – even some from Australia – convened at the San Fran on Tuesday the 11th of September to witness one of the loudest, most brutal shows I think Wellington has even been host to. The San […]

September 17, 2007

http://home.nzcity.co.nz Considering all the outpouring of nationalism with the Rugby World Cup and all, it’s time a decent comprehensive Kiwi website was profiled. Forget Stuff and Yahoo!Xtra, NZ City is the website for Kiwis, especially those stuck in those far away from home and cliché locations like London.

September 17, 2007

Conor McPherson is a master storyteller. Shining City is an intimate little play that weaves together the lives of a therapist, his (ex) girlfriend) and his patient. A boxy room in a flat in Dublin (immaculately designed by Dennis Hearfield) becomes the setting for the tale. Shining City begins quietly, as therapist Ian (Jason Whyte) […]