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Arts

September 17, 2016

THE EDITORS OF YOUR HUMBLE STUDENT MAGAZINE HAD THE CHANCE TO GET FREE TICKETS TO SEE THE INTERMINABLE, THE INIMITABLE, THE VIVACIOUS, THE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS MR. PEANUT BUTTER WOLF: THE FOUNDER, THE CREATOR, THE INSTIGATOR OF STONES THROW RECORDS. OF JAY DEE DILLA, OF JONWAYNE, OF MADLIB. BUT THEY DIDN’T RECOGNISE THE NAME. THEY. DIDN’T. […]

September 17, 2016

★★★★ Developer: Nerial Publisher: Devolver Digital Platform: PC, Mac, iOS, Android   I’ve never been a very big fan of Tinder or anything of its ilk. It’s probably killed any chance I had of a love life, but, to me at least, the idea of instantly judging someone based on a (probably fake) picture of […]

September 17, 2016

★★★★★ Director: Jean-Marc Vallée   The director of Wild and Dallas-Buyers Club, Jean-Marc Vallée, brings us the latest addition to his critically acclaimed collection of films—Demolition. Opening at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 Demolition was highly acclaimed on the festival circuit, and was released in New Zealand in April. The film, written by […]

September 17, 2016

★★★ Directors: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore   Bad Moms is an American comedy about upper middle-class moms and their ‘first world’ problems. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (the guys that brought us the cinematic wonders known as The Hangover, The Hangover II, and more recently The Hangover III), Bad Moms will inevitably […]

September 17, 2016

★★★★ Director: Justin Lin   Like finding out you had one more beer left than you originally thought, Star Trek Beyond is one of those pleasant surprises. Not to incite a feud with the other ‘Star’ franchise, but similar to The Force Awakens this film is essentially a modern update of original material, with better […]

September 17, 2016

This week Salient asked the folk at Vic Books, who have the delight of getting advance copies of new releases, if they would tell us about the books they’ve been reading. Pop into Vic Books Kelburn or Pipitea to reserve or buy a copy of any one of these books.   Juliet is reading… The […]

September 11, 2016

★★★½ Love songs are a tricky thing to pull off. You run the risk of sounding too cheesy, insincere, or, god forbid, you get in a bit too deep and create something so embarrassing I have to turn that shit off midway through. So then how does Angel Olsen fare? After her 2012 release Half […]

September 11, 2016

A new phenomenon has become observable within Wellington as of late: the return of the artist-run space. Artist-run spaces take many shapes and forms, from windows to garages, to some of the starkest industrial bunkers you could find, all the way to the classic wooden floor, white walls loft. Artist-run spaces have been a pillar […]

September 11, 2016

★★★★★ Hello, friend. Everybody wants to rule the world—to have control over their surroundings, to feel safe, to be aware of everything going on around them. But control is an illusion; a skewed perception of your own security where you hide the truth to protect yourself. It’s just a matter of how deep in the […]