Features

August 15, 2011

Gay New Zealanders come in all shapes, sizes, ages and shades of fabulousness. Some are ‘straight acting’ with beer in hand and rugby on the telly; others are camper than Elton John in sequins at a glitter party, and some, like me, are a combination of both. But remember one thing: wherever you are on […]

August 15, 2011

Does man-on-man sex arouse your interest? Do you want to learn more about it? If you answered “yes” to both questions, sit back, grab a condom, and enjoy the ride. First, I’ll say little about masturbation; I’m sure you have sufficient experience in this area. Like all forms of sex, though, it should be fun. […]

August 15, 2011

The legalisation of gay marriage in New York has given momentum to the international debate on same-sex unions. Following euphoric scenes in America with tears, mass engagements and public declarations of love, countries across the world are reassessing their recognition of same-sex partnerships. Is conferring the legal rights of marriage on civil unions the best […]

August 8, 2011

The international Dr Sketchy movement was founded in 2005 by artists Molly Crabapple and A.V. Phibes. Both were Art School dropouts who had a passion for art, founding Dr. Sketchy, effectively a live drawing class where the shows have a distinct lack of boring naked 50 year olds, with a whole lot more bouncing burlesque […]

August 8, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen: Jane Wenley, the girl with a favourite blue bonnet who allowed me to print this: “I am on a bus! So sorry about this. Wil b there in 10. Feel free to say i am a late bitch in th interview!” So. What makes you laugh? Most things. Really? Yes. Tell me […]

August 8, 2011

When I was told that Mason Ward fashions art out of sheet metal, I envisioned some terrifying creations. I was not expecting silver bunnies and the most adorable dragon I’ve ever clapped eyes on. Did you know while you were at school that you were into art? Yeah, I knew I was. But when I […]

August 8, 2011

Paul Waggott has graced the stages of his Whangarei High school, 77 Fairlie Terrace, BATS, Downstage, and now Circa Theatre. You may have seen him in DOORS. WALLS. AND ALSO SILENCE., Dog Sees God (for which he won Most Promising Male Newcomer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards), think of all the fun you’ll find […]

August 8, 2011

The Eversons could well be Wellington’s newest hot ticket if their lyrical, satirical, and downright enjoyable EP is anything to go by. Having been together since November last year, The Eversons have released some of Wellington’s catchiest and cleverest pop in recent memory. Blair: We’d recorded the tracks for the hell of it, and then […]

August 8, 2011

Reuben Friend is that great breath of fresh air that galleries so often need and should have. Having trained as an artist, Friend brings a different perspective to the Wellington City Gallery. I was lucky enough to interview Friend while he prepares for the upcoming Oceania: Imagining the Pacific which is opening on August 6 […]