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Features

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

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

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 […]

August 1, 2011

As human beings, justice as we know it is built around the idea of conditionality. We do something and we expect something in return. We do well, we expect rewards. We act badly, we expect punishment. If somebody avoids these conditions, we resent them and believe it to be unfair and an injustice—for there is […]

August 1, 2011

You know the story: you’ve bought that shiny new laptop with your summer earnings, plus a little bit of your Course-Related Costs. It’s the best. But after 13 months, it decides to break down. You go back to the company and complain in the hope of obtaining some sort of repair or replacement. They don’t […]

August 1, 2011

I am a commercial law shark. I am a commercial law shark. I am, I am, I am. Or so my flatmate attempted to convince herself before her interview at a Wellington law firm last month. The law world is often associated with multistorey office buildings, tailored suits and ruthless courtroom cross-examination. But what if […]

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