Arts

April 3, 2016

If you managed to see Small Metal Objects by the Australian company, Back to Back, as part of the NZ Festival you were one lucky person. This production has toured the world, and has been performed in a range of public spaces including railway stations and in the middle of streets. I arrive at TSB […]

April 3, 2016

Sinister, twisted, and unsettling—these are the three words that come to mind when I think about Tim Barcode’s Wolf. The poster for the play is a striking image; a pair of wolf eyes plastered across a young man’s face. Yet the posters hardly served as a hint for what was to come. Hosted at Bats, […]

April 3, 2016

Expectations are funny. I tend to avoid them wherever possible, as I feel I’m one of those awful people who always expects the world and ends up with… not quite that. I might end up with an island or a continent, but I seem to always set myself otherworldly expectations (ha). So, I decided before […]

April 3, 2016

★★★★ During his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy studio sessions, Kanye West told producer Statik Selektah that jazz was dead. Statik responded with the jazz-inspired album What Goes Around, with features from Snoop Dogg, Joey Badass, and Action Bronson. It was met with widespread critical acclaim. A year later, Kendrick Lamar dropped the super-jazzy To […]

April 3, 2016

★★★★ Developer & Publisher: Guru Games Platform: Windows PC   Here’s a rule of thumb to live by: don’t lock your daughter in a catacomb. Otherwise, she may turn into Medusa. Medusa’s Labyrinth is a Steam Greenlight game, released this year. The game is a short first-person journey through a dilapidated, supernaturally-ransacked Ancient Greece, where […]

April 3, 2016

A man sits beside you on the bus. There are plenty of other seats, but he takes that one right next to you. This is annoying, but most of us have been there. He’s not breaking any laws, just unspoken social rules. But what if he smells bad? Or what if he’s shirtless? No laws […]

April 3, 2016

This week, Salient’s books section is scandalised by two racy texts that dwell on perhaps the biggest taboo of all—sex! Both are available as Popular Penguins; both will make you feel dirty when reading them in public.     Delta of Venus—★★★★★ Author: Anais Nin   If feminist porn (not to be confused with female […]

March 31, 2016

With Homegrown, New Zealand’s biggest celebration of multiple genres and national acts, on the horizon, we here in the music department of Salient thought to look towards those who know Homegrown festival best; the seasoned players, the professionals who can impart onto us their pearls of wisdom regarding Homegrown acts, the overall vibe, and the potential […]

March 20, 2016

Sushi: Easy Recipes for Making Sushi at Home Authors: Emi Kazuko, Fiona Smith, & Elsa Petersen-Schepelern Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small ★★★½   This is an introductory guide to making sushi and its accompanying dishes. It’s nothing flash, and being more or less uninitiated when I received it as a gift, this cookbook was my […]

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