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A Personal History of David Bowie on the Occasion of the First Anniversary of his Death

A Personal History of David Bowie on the Occasion of the First Anniversary of his Death

By Adam Simpson (@misfitmovies) [Most of this was written in the days following the death of David Bowie in January 2016]

by × January 10, 2017 × 4 comments

Politics

Wellington alive and kicking

Wellington alive and kicking

Guest post by Wellington Mayoral candidate Justin Lester

by × August 30, 2016 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Our Favourite New Podcast: “Boners of the Heart”

Our Favourite New Podcast: “Boners of the Heart”

Forget everything Mel Gibson taught you about What Women Want; this is where wisdom lies. Boners of the Heart is like listening in on a slumber party, but in a non-creepy way.

by × August 4, 2016 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Oh hi! It’s me, constant improvisor and international feminist killjoy Jennifer O’Sullivan, here to guide you in your navigation of the always-dude-heavy comedy festival programme and to remind you that yes, women are diligently doing their thing and carving out their place in the comedy world.*

by × April 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews, Uncategorized

5 Things To Help Prepare You For “Tickled”

5 Things To Help Prepare You For “Tickled”

After a couple of years in the making and a successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Tickled is finally about to be shown in NZ theatres.

by × April 11, 2016 × 0 comments

News, Politics, Rights

I'm Morgan. Look at my lovely smile.

When are numbers racist?

By Morgan Godfery Some politicians seem to think that “data” exists in a privileged realm somewhere above politics and power relations. Data, according to Phil Twyford and others, enjoys the authority of objectivity.

by × July 20, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Rights

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

My suspicions were first aroused when my property manager told me not to panic.

by × July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

By Jennifer O’Sullivan Merry Christmas – it’s Comedy Festival time!

by × April 29, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Rights

Despite advice to the contrary, you apparently should *not* put a ring on it

Why I don’t wear my wedding rings to job interviews

I’m (almost) 32. I am a healthy, fit, married woman. I work in fairly senior marketing and communications roles, in a world where, these days, most of my peers or higher level colleagues are men.

by × April 14, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour, News, Politics

Key: "I dunno"

John Key: I don’t even know what the GCSB is

By New New Zealand News correspondent Charles Harrison In a belligerent press conference, John Key has admitted he isn’t sure what the GCSB does.

by × March 6, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

The 4th Estate and Dirty Politics.

The 4th Estate and Dirty Politics.

By Scott Milne There has been quite a bit of discussion about the role of the press, and some on the left – me included – perhaps a bit critical of the role that the press has played in Dirty Politics.

by × December 15, 2014 × 1 comment

Reviews

Let’s give Him a name: ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

Let’s give Him a name: ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

By James J. Robertson There’s a lot of naming in Ian McEwan’s most recent novel, ‘The Children Act.’

by × November 17, 2014 × 1 comment

General

Musings of a teacher on the cusp of retirement

Musings of a teacher on the cusp of retirement

By a teacher who is getting old. I can see my own teachers shouting and rolling in their graves, how did she become a teacher?!

by × October 14, 2014 × 3 comments

Reviews

Gone Girl: a review

Gone Girl: a review

By Dave ‘Wisely’ Mitchell. One of the perils of going to the cinema is that generally you cannot pick who sits around you. 

by × October 6, 2014 × 0 comments

Health

Becoming a mother

Becoming a mother

By Charlotte McLauchlan So much has been written about it.  The enormous life change, the intoxicating love for your baby,

by × October 3, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

That's not a Prime Minister. THIS is a Prime Minister

Labour in Vain

By Colin Jackson It’s now 24 hours since the election result, a victory for the National Party giving John Key his third term. This, after the strangest election campaign I’ve ever seen, where jousting over policy seemed to take second place to juvenile sneering – and that’s just the protagonists.

by × September 22, 2014 × 2 comments

Politics

He also looks badass in this photo (credit: stuff.co.nz)

A reader writes: an endorsement

A long time reader has written the following. It’s interesting.

by × September 18, 2014 × 3 comments

Humour, News

I swear I'm just misunderstood

The mainstream media’s secret agenda

By Cameron Murray The following is an opinion piece, that opinion is mine.

by × September 11, 2014 × 5 comments