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Arts

October 2, 2017

This week Salient spoke to Hazel Osbourne, a journalism student at Massey University and the host and producer of Avocado on Toast, a podcast which shares the experiences of young people living in Wellington. So far, episodes have covered a diverse range of topics including student debt, flatting, disabilities, and mental illness.   First of […]

October 2, 2017

Satisfied Customers is a new play from Ben Wilson, directed by Keegan Bragg, opening at BATS Theatre on Thursday, October 3. The play follows a group of high school friends who are then given the opportunity for fame and success in the music business — but will the dysfunctional group keep their friendships and their […]

September 25, 2017

Am I my skin? This tan, yellow brown, People’s colours changing from town to town, Exposure to the sun, Adaptations beginning from day one, I am seen for what you drew for me, The colours you choose confine the lines I live in.   Dear White Supremacist, I see you, I see what you have […]

September 25, 2017

I’m actually not all the way through this novel. It’s bloody long. But I’m a nerd for the 19th century, so here we are. Vanity is a tricky criticism to throw at someone. It seems straight forward — stop being so up yourself. It’s a Kiwi classic. But it’s not something we really believe in […]

September 25, 2017

Monday: Mimicry 3 launch — Mimicry is a literary journal made by young Wellingtonians and is always chock full with bangin’ writing, art, and music! Get along to Meanwhile to guzzle some wine, read some intelligent words, and listen to some readings and live music. 5.30–7.30pm. Friday: The Crystal People’s Club Presents Glass Vaults with […]

September 25, 2017

Developer: Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Milan Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Nintendo Switch Review copy supplied by publisher   Nintendo must be absolutely insane, right? I’ve mentioned their shitty business practices plenty of times before (and I probably will keep doing so, since I don’t want them to keep getting away with it), but now they’ve done the […]

September 25, 2017

k2k is an Auckland-based electronic musician making marvelous melodic house tunes and bestowing bangin’ DJ sets on the New Zealand public left, right, and centre. Salient sat down with her recently to discuss her music-making methods, elitism, and womanhood in a dudey industry. * Your new EP Sugar just dropped and it’s full of stone-cold […]

September 25, 2017

“Art and the occult draw powers, rituals, and symbols from one another to re-enchant the world and refine human experience,” explains the City Gallery Wellington in introduction to the exhibition Occulture: The Dark Arts. Although the gallery does not explicitly explain what the occult might be in this instance, the works offer clues: the occult […]

September 25, 2017

One of the most popular podcasts on the planet, My Favourite Murder, came to Auckland on September 6 for a one-night only live show, and two of my gal pals and I took a mid-week trip to attend. My Favourite Murder is hosted by comedian Karen Kilgariff and TV star Georgia Hardstark, and it is […]