The Great Critic Garlic Bread Review

Posted 7:49pm Thursday 16th July 2020

Garlic bread has to be one of the most humbling foods out there. On the outside it is but a simple meal of garlic butter and toasted bread. Yet, any garlic bread fan understands that there is much complexity to the dish. The pungent sting of garlic, coddled with the smooth undertones of butter, Read more...

Ranking Our Childhood TV Presenters Based on How Much I Want to Fight Them

Posted 1:47am Friday 3rd July 2020

Children’s television in the early 2000’s was such a vibe. Whether it be waking up every Sunday to try call the What Now Telly-Op’s to get some free gunge, or trying to get your spot on Sticky Stars Duets; high quality shows like What Now, Sticky TV, Studio 2 and the Erin Simpson Read more...

Venues are Struggling, and We Should Care More About It

Posted 11:23pm Thursday 21st May 2020

Going to gigs is about more than live music. It includes a smorgasbord of various things that come together to form the gig experience: the other punters, the vibe, the IPAs available. The voyage that musicians have been on, from stage to livestream, has been reasonably well documented. But what Read more...

Critic Reviews Mayor Aaron Hawkin's Critic Music Reviews

Posted 6:56pm Thursday 21st May 2020

Aaron Hawkins: Mayor of Ōtepoti, antagonist of Dunedin News. Before his career in local government took off, Aaron was the Music Director and Breakfast Show Host for Radio One 91FM, and the Music Editor for Critic. 14 years later, it’s safe to say that Radio One and Critic now has a Read more...

DIY Tampons: A Warning, Not A Guide

Posted 4:08pm Thursday 14th May 2020

There is no worse feeling than when you get a surprise period. On the one hand, it’s cool because it means you’re not pregnant. On the other hand, you have to deal with blood leaking out of your uterus for a week or longer, and all the other hormonal side effects alongside it. Everyone Read more...

OPINION: It's Time To Recycle Your Shrine of Empty Bottles

Posted 4:28pm Sunday 10th May 2020

When you move into a flat, one of the first things you think about is decoration. You decorate your bedroom with the things you want, in an effort to best describe your personality. You create your lounge area as a communal space that showcases your mutual interests and your identity as a flat. Read more...

Surviving Long Distance

Posted 12:10pm Friday 24th April 2020

For almost all couples, going long distance is generally the last thing you want to do. Critic spoke to couples who moved in together for lockdown to avoid doing just that. But what if you weren’t ready, or able, to do that with your partner? Or what if your significant other is your best Read more...

Opinion: Seasonal Affective Disorder Got Me Fucked Up

Posted 10:11am Wednesday 8th April 2020

We’re closing in on just over a week into the nationwide lockdown, and things are weird. We can’t leave the house for more than a short walk, everywhere is shut, and there is an overwhelming anxiety that looms over everyone. It’s a strange time to be alive. When the lockdown first Read more...

What to Do in Self-Isolation

Posted 6:35pm Thursday 19th March 2020

Everyone is freaking out about Coronavirus at the moment, buying mass amounts of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, just in case. The fear of the unknown has taken us over. What if it hits Dunedin? What if you get it? What if everything gets shut down and you don’t have enough supplies to last Read more...

(Donít) Ask Otago

Posted 6:46pm Thursday 12th March 2020

DISAPPOINTING SERVICE !!!!! 3 stars Their website claims that “AskOtago offers help and support for all those who study, work or contact the University of Otago” which is clearly NOT TRUE !!! !!!!!!!!! I went to AskOtago in PERSON to ask about a mole I had that appeared to be Read more...

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