Features

March 15, 2015

September 2003: The Pirate Bay is founded by Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm (aka Anakata) and Fredrik Neij (aka TiAMO), members of Swedish anti-copyright group Piratbyrån. The website is launched in Mexico, and is hosted on a server owned by the company where Svartholm worked. Early 2004: The site moves to Sweden, where it is hosted [...]

March 15, 2015

Pirates didn’t just wear earrings to look cool—it was believed that they could help cure bad eyesight, among other things. It was thought that precious metals like gold and silver had healing powers and prevented seasickness, and that a gold earring would serve as a talisman to protect a sailor from drowning. Pirates may have [...]

March 8, 2015

Last February, at the last Camp A Low Hum ever, Ian Jorgensen, who goes by the alias “Blink”, woke up to muddy, sodden grounds and the faces of some festival-goers who were clearly not having a good time. “I’m not proud,” he wrote after the event finished, “but at that moment I threw my head back and wept.”

March 8, 2015

From boy, to girl, to prostitute, to drag queen, to actress, to community worker—Georgina Beyer didn’t exactly follow the typical evolutionary process of a politician.

March 8, 2015

Jack is an enigma, a prophet, a whirlwind.

March 1, 2015

After a stint with her grandma, Alice decided she needed to live with people her own age. Too bad one of them was a complete psycho. From classic passive-aggressive messages, to outright sabotage and threats of bodily harm, Salient brings you the story of the ultimate worst flatmate.

March 1, 2015

No “hipster” ever admits that they are one. To do so would conflict with the innate desire to be non-conformist, and disagrees with the informed belief that people shouldn’t be put in metaphorical boxes. Or so those who scorn the subculture say. Let the paisley sock, bucket hat and moustache combo speak for itself. Wellington [...]

March 1, 2015

Thanks to global warming and overpopulation, humans stand on the brink of a massive food crisis. To address the crisis, we might need to get creative. Salient’s science team brings you the causes of the food crisis, some practical steps we can take to avert it, and the long-term sci-fi solutions.

February 22, 2015

These are some nuggets of wisdom I obtained during my first year of university. I now bestow them upon you. Some are more significant than others. Prioritise them how you see fit.