Above the highly convenient liquor store on Cuba Street sits one of the oldest and most influential art dealer galleries in New Zealand.
In July, as your resident political-orientated alcohol-enthusiasts, we sat down with MP for Wellington Central, Labour’s Grant Robertson, for a chat about power, politics, and piss. Over some Wellington craft beer, we got the goss on the politics of booze and the booze in politics. Lydia and Mitch: Is craft beer all it’s cracked […]
I’ve been on the lookout for the b-grade thrillers of Wellington’s coffee scene, a sweded version if you will. These are my findings. The free Nescafé machine at the hospital There is nothing I love more than to sit next to my aunt who just had a colostomy and sip on a good old fashioned […]
Since becoming employed as a cocktail bartender, I spend a truly alarming amount of time in cocktail bars. If I Instagrammed every pretty drink in a pretty glass I consumed, I would be accused of rampant alcoholism, then pelted with AA brochures, bibles and juice detox manuals. So I decided to enlighten Salient‘s readers with […]
Ever since intelligence community martyr and recent Twitter user Edward Snowden leaked classified documents from the NSA, we’ve suddenly become aware of the extent to which intelligence agencies can keep tabs on all of our online actions.
When we moved to Wellington, we lived in a small hovel on Wallace Street in Mount Cook. Leaving our home, we would wander down to the Adelaide Road Countdown to buy mince, passing the series of murals on western Wallace Street. As we crested the hill, we’d come upon a large blue and black mural. […]
My parents were in town the other day and I casually mentioned over dinner that I really hate Baby Boomers. They digested their curries and eyed me up with annoyance, mentally stowing away yet another reason to disinherit me. All those chocolate bars I stole from my older brother when we were kids, after which […]
CF Goldie, or Karl Sim, died in 2013 as New Zealand’s only convicted art forger.
Our current justice system, from head to toe, branch to branch, isn’t about justice or fairness or nobility or bravery or progression; it’s about maintaining order.