a guide to collecting art

The art world can appear foreign and daunting to the uninitiated. The fact of the matter is that the world is populated by...

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modern colloquialisms

Sometimes it's hard to stay up with the linguistic play given that street speak is subject to a constant evolution. Implementing the following euphemisms into your...

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listen: the grand tour

By Andrew Reinholds

George Jones’ drinking and use of amphetamines was legendary. He once famously drove his lawn mower to the local liquor store after his...

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the future of flight

When aviation innovators Spike Aerospace suggested a private jet that could cut flying time in half, traveling at twice the speed of commercial...

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back to the future: technology shortfalls

It seems that everyday marks a breakthrough in technology. Whether it's a life-changing advance in bio-mechanical engineering or a smart phone app that...

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listen: weird little birthday

By Andrew Reinholds

The press release describes ‘Weird Little Birthday’ as a debut record that is “not quite a concept album about a boy who shares...

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nz international film festival: round two

Whether you haven't made it to a film just yet or perhaps you're gagging for more, here is our second instalment of top...

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bacon o’clock

In a bid to make the iPhone alarm a little more moreish and little less loathsome, the team at Oscar Mayer (perhaps better...

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nz international film festival: ones to watch

With festival season about to kick into gear, it goes without saying the biggest debacle for any avid cinema buff will be how...

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double tap – who we’re following right now

A picture is worth a thousand words...it also offers us a dose of voyeurism into the secret lives of others, hence our addiction...

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watch and win: a trip to paris with rialto

A Parisian escape would be just the ticket right about now - given that July is arguably the 'Frenchest' of months with Bastille...

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a guide to the best arthouse cinemas

The prospect of enduring a dramatisation whose plot line revolves around an inbred pack of rabid vampires, or vehicles that metamorphose into alien fighting...

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listen: sunbathing animal

By Andrew Reinholds

Parquet Courts emerged from nowhere in 2013 to become indie rock heroes thanks to their brilliant second album ‘Light Up Gold’. Their blistering...

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exhibition: world press photography

One of the world's most prolific documentary photographers Dorothea Lange once famously said "I am trying to say something here about the despised, the...

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listen: herd runners

By Andrew Reinholds

If you’re one of the millions around the world to be caught humming along to the breakthrough hit ‘People Help the People’ by...

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the artists dinner

This Thursday evening will see a favourite Ponsonby watering hole transformed into an artistic scenario that one might expect to encounter in turn of...

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a week of great films: compliments of rialto

By Francesca Rudkin

Once a year Rialto Channel likes to share some of their award winning and critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries and television series. From...

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opera: la traviata

One hundred and sixty years on from its debut, La Traviata is still one of the most widely celebrated operas in the world....

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listen: more than any other day

By Andrew Reinholds

This debut album from the Montreal four piece that formed in 2012 during the notoriously violent student riots in Quebec, is full of...

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exhibition: michael zavros at starkwhite

Set to exhibit solo for the first time in New Zealand, leading Australian photo-realist artist Michael Zavros, is already a household name across...

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This Month On Denizen | August 2014