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Tag: 2019-01

March 4, 2019

FATTAB’s top five picks for the best foodie deals in Wellington on a Monday:     Chow 241 meals Every Monday at Chow, you can order any two dishes and you’ll get the lower-priced item for free. Located right off of Courtenay Place, you can either sit inside the buzzing restaurant or outside on the deck, which […]

March 4, 2019

What would Eleven wear?   Season three of Stranger Things comes out this year, so we all know what that means: corduroy, overalls, and David Bain jumpers are going to be flying off the op-shop shelves faster than you can say “this article is not sponsored by Netflix but is definitely open to it, should […]

March 4, 2019

Nothing usually gets between me and my Cozy Cake Kitchen chips, but last week, one incredible gallery window display stopped me in my tracks. Hariata Ropata Tangahoe’s A Post Colonial Fantasy exhibition at Bowen Gallery is so utterly gorgeous that I wish I could forget it, just so I can see it all over again. […]

March 4, 2019

Some spoilers included. CW: Rape, Paedophilia   After reading and greatly enjoying Yanagihara’s A Little Life, I found myself approaching The People In The Trees (her first, and only other book) with a sense of apprehension. I struggled to imagine how Yanagihara would explore a different world and move away from a narrative voice that […]

March 4, 2019

I don’t want to sound like too much of a film student, but First Reformed was the most important film of 2018. Paul Schrader’s latest tells the tale of Reverend Ernst Toller (played by Ethan Hawke in what is perhaps the best performance of his career to date), the lonely pastor of a tourist church […]

March 4, 2019

CW: Sexual assault As I write this, it’s one day before the 2019 Oscars, and Olivia Colman is nominated for Best Actress. You’ll know if she has won when you read this, but I’m going to write this review as though she already has, because her career and oeuvre absolutely deserve it.   Broadchurch is […]

March 4, 2019

CW: Rape, Sexual Assault, Murder   Stories of home invasions, violent sexual assaults, and brutal murders are best associated with notorious criminals such as Richard Ramirez, John Wayne Gacy or Ted Bundy—but the stalking grounds for these predators were far from the streets of Papatoetoe. So as Crown Prosecutor Gareth Kayes addressed the jury, it […]

March 4, 2019

Whenever I ask, “So, do you read?” to any new acquaintance (who may not realise the weight of the question), the response is all too often a variation of, “I used to read a lot, but since I started uni/high school/intermediate, I haven’t had so much time.”   This is an unfortunate reality. It is […]

March 4, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that New Zealand is in the middle of a housing crisis. Rent goes up year  after year, there are never enough rental properties for the general population, and the ones that do exist are often pretty subpar. But renting, for many students, is the only option. Come January/February each year, hundreds […]

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