Homie-Eroticism: All the gay shit breathas do

Posted 4:05pm Monday 19th February 2024

Dunedin is one of the few places on earth where you’ll hear the f-slur casually used by straight breathas who are mere hours away from drinking out of each other’s nutsacks. I posit that Breathadom creates a unique space for playful, casual male intimacy that remains socially Read more...

Burning Rubber: Undie 500

Posted 12:00pm Monday 18th September 2023

Though now synonymous with riot police, couch burnings and general depravity, the Undie 500 (read: “undie-five-hundie”) had humble beginnings – just ask Doris, the ‘67 Holden Special. The annual event was a tradition spanning from 1988-2009, with a history as long and messy Read more...

Wining and Dyning: I tried dyeing shirts with booze

Posted 5:50pm Wednesday 9th August 2023

As long as psychedelics are in fashion, tie-dye is too. I’m all for the “DIY aesthetic”, but I’m a staunch advocate for actually doing it yourself. A cheeky tie-dye is a great way to give new life to an old garment, plus, dunking clothes into chemicals and watching the Read more...

Fashion Forecast: Historical Trends To Bring Back

Posted 1:55pm Monday 7th August 2023

Fashion has always been cyclical. Typically, the overarching trends of each decade are a direct contrast to that decade or decades prior. Think of the boxy, baggy, top-heavy silhouettes of the ‘80s sandwiched between the more fitted and A-line shapes of the ‘70s and ‘90s. In Read more...

Degrees and How They Smell: A walkthrough of the academic perfume aisle

Posted 1:43pm Monday 31st July 2023

Computer science: The worst. Just the worst. Have you been to the comp sci labs in the science building? They absolutely reek. They never shower because they don't want to get their electronics wet. Yuck.   Natural sciences: Distinct aroma of mud, weed, and septum piercing. Strangely Read more...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind:

Posted 1:26pm Monday 31st July 2023

Dunedin is saturated with cheap, easy food joints within walking distance for most students, yet more and more are offering delivery through third-party apps like UberEats. Too many, in fact – some of the restaurants offered on delivery apps don’t actually exist as physical stores. The Read more...

OPINION: Gaslighting is totally normal, actually. (a response)

Posted 4:21pm Monday 24th July 2023

Gaslighting is totally normal, and I can’t believe you didn’t know that. Assuming you’re a loyal Critic reader, I’m sure you know all about gaslighting by now. We can’t seem to publish an issue without mentioning the word, and we even ran a feature earlier this year Read more...

Good (enough) Housekeeping: A Woman's Guide to Domestic Bliss in Dunners

Posted 5:14pm Monday 29th May 2023

Here at Critic Te Ārohi, we recognise what a relatable struggle it is to be both the perfect student and the perfect housewife. Everyone’s felt the burnout that comes from having to turn in an assignment at 12 and turn out a gorilla-grip coochie at 1, am I right? AM or PM, it’s a Read more...

Pride Night at the Museum

Posted 3:16pm Sunday 2nd April 2023

Tūhura Otago Museum hosted another After Dark event last Friday–this time, themed for Pride Month. With support from OUSA and Dunedin Pride, the After Dark - Pride Party was another rendition of the museum’s late-night R18 events, following on from the success of After Dark - Love Read more...

Lavender Town: A Lesbianís Guide to a Dunedin Day Out

Posted 3:59pm Sunday 26th March 2023

Rock climbing What is it about this sport that attracts queer women? It’s true that climbing gyms are often swarming with shirtless, sweaty “boulder bros”, and outdoor walls can crawl with trad climbers sporting greying beards and bulging veins, but climbing is overall a diverse Read more...

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