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AuthorDuncan McKinlay

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September 3, 2007

A product of the modernism of the sixties, the social housing apartments of Wellington have recently come under the spotlight as breeding grounds for antisocial behavior, including gang violence. The idea that apartments, or “living machines” as their inventor called them, can psychologically influence behavior is not without international examples. Salient volunteer writer Duncan McKinlay […]

August 13, 2007

When I was growing up, I helped a friend out by modeling her costume in an Outrageous Fashion-type event conducted at the local theatre. My costume was a horrendous green wire contraption; I was half frog, half dragon and apparently a Tane Wha to boot. My instructions were to walk up and down the catwalk […]

July 16, 2007

Eric Steel’s Suicide Film Despite being banned at the Sundance, Berlin and Cannes film festivals, and attracting political debate in this country, suicide movie The Bridge will screen as the most controversial film of the International Film Festival, which starts this week. Salient volunteer writer Duncan McKinlay talks to director Eric Steel and Associate Health […]

May 14, 2007

I have the magazine open at the centre page. I am trying hard not to salivate. Spread out before me is a study in photogenic beauty, a half-naked visual feast, perfectly formed. It is moist in the places that should be moist, pert in the places that should be pert, sculpted and sleek. The pose […]

May 7, 2007

Wellingtonians are a proud bunch. Before I moved here I was always struck by the love the locals seemed to have for their esteemed capital, a collective smile that seemed to run from the Kapiti Coast all the way to Island Bay. It made me wonder what it was that these people knew that I […]

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