We Crashed The Beatles

Well, we did it. We sent two of our intrepid, expendable reporters to the City Hotel – not to join the rest in the boozer – and told them to “see the Beatles.” What actually rocked us on our heels was that they did. Our newspaperman and news hen walked in between the barricaded fans, crept surreptitiously upstairs and wilted in front of the biggest line-up of plainclothes detectives they’d seen since the...

Check Out Before Midnight

I’ve built a hotel for the rest of the world For the rest of the world to stay in I’m going to tuck my day dreamer into bed Make toast, butter with jam, on the veneer wooded Bench top A bench top to make love on Like dusting it in flour Rising and rolling out the dough On pizza night Blitzing the sauce Testing the taste I’ve built a hotel That the rest of the world sleeps in The carpets are the wrong shade of...

Kawita Vatanajyankur: Performance art has no boundaries

Kawita Vatanajyankur is a striking and transportive artist who has taken the world by storm – she’s about to exhibit at the prestigious Bangkok Biennale with over 75 other artists from around the world, but before that she’s exhibiting at the Public Art Gallery right here in Dunedin. Her work is bold, heavy with meaning, and visually appealing. Waveney Russ had the chance to interview this amazing...

Cartoons Courtesy of Mark Winter

Former Fairfax daily cartoonist, Mark Winter, now with the Morning Star in the UK, reached out to Critic after hearing the international hullabaloo over the Menstruation Isuue. "Many moons ago, more specifically in the late '70s, I roamed the hallowed halls of Otago Uni... well even more specifically the Critic office. In fact if I had spent more time in lectures I wouldn't just be a cartoonist... I would be a successful...

Advertorial : Nandos Review

Ah, Nando’s – cemented firmly in the halls of Dunedin’s upper echelons of fast food, this bad boi is most certainly a cut above. Last week I was keen for a squawkin’ good hangover feed, and I was not disappointed at all by the...