Dirty Student Politics

*content warning* Kiwiblog's David Farrar stands by the blog post in which he argues OUSA President Ruby Sycamore-Smith is implicitly condoning rape in her support of Tom Scott’s @Peace song “Kill the PM.” On 1 September, Sycamore-Smith published a column in Critic in which she praised Tom Scott for his effort towards encouraging New Zealand’s youth to vote. The Southern Region Young National Party took issue with this, calling for an...

Execrable

This Executive meeting was brief, but revealed a busier week for the team - enough to actually convince Critic that they may have met their hourly requirements! The Executive passed a motion to renovate the Aquatic Centre. They aim to spend $25,200...

Critic tackles election year

On Monday 8 September, Critic hosted its own version of Back Benches with Wallace Chapman. Last week’s politics section was dedicated to introducing the participants, who were young politicians from...

Guest Editorial

I wonder what I’ll do after the election. Have time to think, I’d imagine, or perhaps I’ll finally get around to watching The Wire. No doubt by the time the next election has rolled around, the stress-induced mania will have faded into an aching nostalgia, and...

ODT Watch

Walking hand in hand on the beach, staring into each other’s eyes across a romantic dinner, going upstairs to consummate the marriage yet again ... all normal activities for a honeymoon. Drunk driving to pick up your sloshed bride after a night in the cells?...

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Rating: B+ There was a period in the early to mid-2000s when the word that best summed up Ryan Adams was “prolific.” The man released a staggering 12 studio albums during a ten-year span. I'm not even counting the numerous bootleg albums and EPs circulating...

The Last Saint

Rating: A- New Zealand cinema is alive and well. This year has been full of premieres of NZ films that have made me truly proud of our industry, but none more so than The Last Saint. Set in the filthy drug- and violence-filled underbelly of Auckland, The...

Velocity 2X

Rating:A- It is exciting to consider the developments that are yet to come to existing genres. Looking at the past two decades of game development you can track the innovations and developments that have evolved genres, making them better and better....

Saucy Meatball Subs

Mr. Critic Editor Zane messaged me this morning. He said, “I think you know why I’m messaging you.” I respond with a frantic reply as I run around the supermarket on my lunch break. The problem with the arrangement in my flat is that I only cook once a...

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