Magazine Round-Up: Angelina’s Facial Shame

Continuing on with this summer’s inadvertent series about women’s magazine reporting, I came across another strange article about Angelina Jolie, the time she went out on the town with cocaine all down the side of her face. That’s right, you heard it here.  Little Miss Perfect, who never puts a foot wrong, looked very silly, […]

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Nicky Hager defends Dirty Politics … again

So right now on RNZ, Kathryn Ryan is giving another balanced viewpoint about the timing, implication, validity and methods behind Dirty Politics. Cough. What seems to have come out of the whole saga is that the Nats and supporters position New Zealand politics as inherently ‘dirty’.  We are supposed to accept this as a given […]

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Do I Know it’s Christmas?

I’ve just seen a cartoon gift box ‘rapping’* about Christmas on New Zealand television. I’ve seen an electric machine that catches many, many snapper while the family sit in directors’ chairs, looking on impatiently. I’ve seen adult onesies.  Nothing new, I know.  Doesn’t anyone have sex anymore? I’ve seen mobile phones for $14. I’ve seen […]

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