Features

February 21, 2011

Registered Master Hypnotist Guy Cater is an award-winning New Zealand hypnotist, who has taken his show around the world. From headlining in Las Vegas to performing shows in the deserts of Abu Dhabi, Cater has all the experience in the world. He’s also performing at VUWSA O Week. Salient talked to him to find out [...]

February 21, 2011

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February 21, 2011

The Ministry of Sound’s Tom Piper is a man with many hats. According to his biography, he is a “DJ, producer, radio host, record label guy, man, myth, legend and freshmaker”, who is “more machine than man” with “bass bins where his lungs should be”. The Sydney-based DJ, who placed 17th on the Sony ITM50 [...]

February 11, 2011

While playing shows in Auckland and Wellington late last year on “his last major hurrah around the world”, Salient caught up with indie hip-hop luminary, Sage Francis, for a conversation about his exceptional recent album Li(f)e. Lyrics such as ‘While you’re going around trying to keep people out of hell, I’m going around trying to [...]

October 11, 2010

Salient feature writer Paul Comrie-Thomson looks at the select committee report on the so-called VSM bill and has a chat to a couple of the people who are concerned about the devastating impact it could have on students’ associations. The acronyms VSM (voluntary student membership) and CSM (compulsory student membership) have filled the pages of [...]

October 11, 2010

Opshop front man Jason Kerrison is building an ark. No, not the biblical, two-of-every-animal kind of vessel that Noah took to the seas in. Rather, the ‘ark’ is his pet name for a state-of-the-art, dome-shaped, monolithic structure, in which he intends to survive what he terms “the end of the great cycle”. Kerrison believes that [...]

October 11, 2010

In 2008, activist and author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins warned Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa that the jackals were circling. Indeed, after the Honduran military stormed Manuel Zelaya’s presidential palace in June 2009, Correa told MSNBC about intelligence reports suggesting, “after Zelaya, I’m next.” The events of Thursday 30 September [...]

October 11, 2010

Say the words ‘Frank Kitts Underground Market’ to the typical uncultured, lazy student (so, most of us), and the reply you generally get is “Huh? Is that like a veggie market?” But for the fair few brave enough to get out of bed on a Saturday morning, the Underground Market is a well-kept secret and [...]

October 11, 2010

As per most internet memes, this one was first brought to my attention on Facebook. By a number of my friends tinting their profile pics, I was reminded of that upcoming liberal-guilt assuager—Breast Cancer Awareness month. This irked me some, and not just because of the horrendous shade of pink. My friends were subscribing to [...]