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Tag: 2016-01

February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016

Before astrological signs, before the Chinese zodiac, before Delphic oracles, what did people consult when predicting the future? What they studied at university, of course: English This is the year that the great New Zealand novel is going to be penned. But by who? By you? Perhaps. Maybe. Conceivably. Perchance. But first, beforehand, earlier, prior […]

February 28, 2016

I would like to have thought that by now all my feminist stances would be set in concrete—but about a week ago I found myself sitting half-naked in the Lonely changing rooms, stressing the fuck out over whether I was genuinely about to spend $150.00 on underwear purely for my own enjoyment, or if I […]

February 28, 2016

Jonathan Gee—President Your job is pretty full on. What are your top tips for stress relief? Always have perspective and never lose your cool. Things often don’t go according to plan. Remember that it is usually not the end of the world, no matter how much it feels like it is in the moment. Often […]

February 28, 2016

Kia ora tātou, I hope it is not too late to wish everyone a happy new year. May this year be a great year of joy, peace, and blessings. The are different ways of wishing happy new year, like “Felice Anno Nuovo” (Italian), “Xin Nian Yu Kuai” (Mandarin), or “Bonne Anneé” (French). That is the […]

February 28, 2016

With each passing day it is looking increasingly likely that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be fighting it out to be president of the US. Both candidates are ahead in their party’s nominating contests and have recently seen wins in the Nevada caucuses. Trump was able to pick up the third win in a […]

February 28, 2016

The US is facing a possible constitutional crisis following the death of supreme court justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia died on February 13 of natural causes while staying on a luxury ranch in West Texas. The 79 year old was the leader of the conservative justices, and the longest current serving supreme court justice after being […]

February 28, 2016

“It is a beautiful thing, that you are getting a degree.” I stared at the woman seated across from me at the trestle table at the Italian restaurant. She looked back, taking me in—my wheelchair; my imprecisely moving hands—probably thinking she’d said nothing worth raised eyebrows. I however, was floored. She was flanked by disabled […]

February 28, 2016

The people of theatre, from the directors and practitioners, to the lighting operator, are the backbone of this dynamic art form. Ryan Knighton offers frank insights into his profession, and we plug some must-see Fringe shows for your consumption. **Ryan Knighton is a member and director of improv-theatre company PlayShop, emerging playwright, recent MA graduate […]

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