Category Archives: Pop Culture

Ideas worth spreading.

The internet is a powerful tool indeed. It is capable of wasting the precious few hours that you had set aside to do that assignment that is due tomorrow. Alternatively, it is capable of mobilising opinionsĀ and effecting change. TED.com and … Continue reading

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The 27 Club.

Upon her death, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive and slightly ominous group of musicians, the 27 Club. The club comprises of famous artists who have died at age 27; society has lost much musical potential. I was surprised at just … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.

It all ended last week when I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It was a fitting end to a rather impressive film series. It was almost a relief, a final realisation of how we all imagined … Continue reading

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Mad Men.

There’s something about Mad Men that has me captivated. The show delivers an accurate depiction and insight into life in 1960’s America, driven by narratives that follow intriguing and complex characters. Matthew Weiner, creator and writer, has meticulously crafted a … Continue reading

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Maru.

Ah, cats. Cats do seem to polarise the world, dividing opinion between those that think that they are the spawn of the devil, leaving hair and dead rodents/birds everywhere, and those that think that the Egyptians were onto something when … Continue reading

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Referendum 2011, The Double Down and 127 Hours.

2011 is election year in NZ. This year, we have the added privilege of not only voting for either a Labour or National-led government (does it matter anymore?), but we also get to voice our opinion on how good the … Continue reading

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The Remains of the Day.

The Remains of the Day is a fascinating novel; slow to start but eventually it had me hooked. The author Kazuo Ishiguro, who also penned Never Let Me Go, is a British author of Japanese nationality. Belying your initial reaction … Continue reading

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