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Tag: 03 – 2012

March 19, 2012

Climate Change: We’re Boned Climatologists reporting for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say we are seeing climate change caused by the actions of humans. We’re burning nature’s vast stores of coal, oil and natural gas and releasing thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. CO2 is a greenhouse gas […]

March 19, 2012

People just don’t fucking care about things.

March 19, 2012

The dancing is, of course, utterly, bewilderingly good.

March 19, 2012

I’ve been in a stable relationship for one and a half years. Before my present girlfriend, I was sexually active, but my current girlfriend takes her religion very seriously and operates a strict no-sex-before-marriage policy. I appreciate and respect the choice she’s made, I love her dearly and can see myself with her in the […]

March 19, 2012

When talking about my passion for art with friends and flatmates—discussions in which I am often confronted with outright derision— two phrases frequently appear: “Yeh it’s pretty, but that’s it eh?” and “I don’t like art that has to mean something.” These two viewpoints summarise two different, but overarching, approaches to the visual arts. One is […]

March 19, 2012

It wasn’t Glitz Glam and Trans at Anvil House last Thursday; instead there was a tough message for New Zealand media.

March 19, 2012

Some queer people describe themselves as ‘straight-acting’.I don’t like it. Now, I see where these people are coming from. Some guys prefer to get with guys who are more masculine, and some prefer more stereotypically gay types, so as a way of describing oneself, it sort of works, but c’mon… straight-acting? The last time I […]

March 19, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI is smelling better than a freshly transubstantiated goblet of blood these days following the release of his eau de cologne, made for exclusive use on his wrists and neck.

March 19, 2012

Wulf is a historical novel. Do you think that the novel is a valid way of dealing with history? I think it is a valid way, but as long are you are aware of what you’re bringing to it as a novelist, rather than as a history writer. I tend to think that historians are better […]

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