Does Budget Dog Food Taste Worse Than Expensive Dog Food: A Critic Investigation

Dog food packaging is designed to target your pet through you. Buddy doesn’t care about buzz words like ‘succulent’ and ‘delicate’, he just wants a good feed. Ignoring how cancerous the ingredients probably are, Critic investigated the difference in appearance, aroma, mouthfeel and taste differences between the most budget and the most deluxe looking dog foods available in your local supermarkets. Across our culinary...

Critic Dart Review

Darts. Duzzas. Jesus Sticks. People seem to get strangely sheepish when discussing smoking. Most of us have tried it at some point, but whether or not you’re a fiend for the darts is up for your mum to decide when she smells cigarette smoke on your clothes. There is stigma around smoking, and rightly so. It’s expensive and ruins your body, but yet somehow so bloody good at the same time. There’s nothing like that coffee and...

Window Shopping

Harry loves Sally, Oprah loves bread, and I love windows. There’s something quite special about staring sombrely out of a window, pretending you’re in some kind of indie movie where you say you hate your parents, but you secretly love them, and you can’t wait to lose your virginity, but it’s really disappointing when it finally happens. If there’s some rain and maybe a bit of thunder and lightning, then all of a...

My Editorials: A Review

This is a review issue. We’ve got a bunch of reviews. Here’s a review of my editorials so far:    Editorial #1 Drugs are lame. 2/10   Editorial #2 We still haven’t had an answer from AskOtago. 7/10    Editorial #3 The University should observe tenancy law. 8/10   Editorial #4 This editorial summarised a piece that appeared on the next page....

Critic Reviews More Drum and Bass

Sachi (NZ) 10 July, Union Hall Sachi, named for that noise where you try and say ‘sup’ but end up sneezing, are an Auckland-based duo who have mastered melding groovy synth melodies with upbeat vocals. Possibly not the right concert for someone as old as me, which was a feeling validated once I found out Sachi are a year younger than me. The DJs to open were local legends Melt, one half of which is best known as that f***...

Dunedin Crumbles to Nothingness as Steepest Street Cruelly Snatched Away

This morning the rats fled the city. They swept past old men sobbing in gutters, and young children staring vacantly into the...

Archway Shop is Dead and There is Nothing We Can Do About It

Despite having a name that confusingly refers to another building on campus, the Archway Stationery Shop has been a staple of the...

Advocacy Groups Have “No Empathy” for Landlords Scrambling to Insulate Properties

Local advocacy groups are disappointed in landlords who left it to the last minute to insulate the underfloor and ceilings of...

North Dunedin to Get Two More “Barnes Dance” Crossings

Two more ‘Barnes Dance Crossings’ are being installed in North Dunedin in the next three weeks. Barnes Dance is a...

DCC VERSUS DCC: WHO WILL WIN?

One bold, annonymous Dunedin local has perfected community outreach by launching a ‘Dunedin City Council - DCC’ Facebook page that people actually engage with. Overnight they became a city-wide hit and quickly superseeded the 1k-follower...

Who to Vote For in the By-Election

As per usual for OUSA events the seats in the Main Common Room were vacant for the candidates forum, all bar the current Executive, the candidates’ friends, and depressed Critic reporters. But...

Booze Reviews: Bacardi White Rum

Fuck me, but Bacardi White Rum can get it. It being my glazed doughnut genitalia, of course. This smooth, succulent motherfucker of a drink is more jam packed with accents of vanilla and almond than...

Critic Blind Date

The hopeful lovers on the Critic Blind Date are provided with a meal and a bar tab, thanks to Mamacita. If you’re looking for love and want to give the Blind Date a go, email blinddate@critic.co.nz     Part One: His Superdry shirt...

UoO Moaningful Confessions

As a gay man, it is always known that there is some "risk" involved when someone wants to ride the Hershey highway. This...

ODT Watch

1. You see the tiny beast, and are in immediate mourning for your genitalia     2. He puts it in and your...

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