Columns

07/09/14

Alone, online, and not typing, one forgets to be a discrete person. With four tabs of something fascinating and every biological need sated, the idea of a ‘continuing personality’ seems laughable – all you are is interested.

07/09/14

New Zealand is pretty rad when it comes to freedoms. We’re free to marry whoever we choose, we’re free to live our lives with legal protection from discrimination on a variety of grounds including race, sexual orientation, disability, and religious beliefs, and we’re free to express ourselves however we like, including speech.

07/09/14

The Dirty Politics were no surprise. Aw sure, we were outraged, and as we went about demanding resignations we felt our due moral vindication. But the deepest revelation was that Whale Oil and its National Party friends had corrupted the moral heart of our politics, and we’d known that one for a while.

07/09/14

Even as a die-hard Canterbury fan, I can certainly sympathise with all you other footy fans out there. So far in the ITM Cup (three rounds in at the time of writing), no one has even come within a whisker of Canterbury as they march towards their seventh-straight title.

07/09/14

Your collarbones are excessively prominent and you are painfully aware of this. You take the physical aspects of the female reproductive system lightly…

07/09/14

Tēna kōutou te iwi o Te Whare Wananga o Wikitoria. Now that I have your attention… let me just elaborate on what exactly the media are trying to convey here.

07/09/14

Dungeons & Dragons is a really fantastic way to spend an afternoon. I’m not kidding – for the small investment of a set of dice, some pencils and paper and a torrent of a few critical PDFs, you can have all the fun you want with your best friends right there in the comfort of your own home. And even better, there is very little evidence for pervasive, systemic discrimination against women in the D&D players’ community.

07/09/14

I’m a big fan of the large numbers of Vietnamese restaurants popping up over Wellington at the moment. Although my favourite is Little Hanoi, I’m always keen to try a new one. As soon as The Lotus opened, I had it on my list of places to go.

07/09/14