Audiovisual piece skewering the…

Audiovisual piece skewering the “vacuous repetition of 24 hour rolling news”. Like a nightmare version of CNN. vantablank-stare.u-i-q.org

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A Manual for Cleaning Women — Lucia Berlin

Squalor and alcoholism feature prominently in these short stories based on Berlin’s life. Many of the stories concern marginalised people: they suffer so much injustice but still manage to keep going. Even so, I wouldn’t describe the stories as uplifting. … Continue reading

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There’s something for everyone at…

There’s something for everyone at Waikaraka Park. twitter.com/bnnt/status/964608300070313984/photo/1

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Owls Do Cry — Janet Frame

This is deservedly one of the classic New Zealand novels. When I returned it to the library, the librarian eagerly asked me how it was. I said it was really good — a novel version of Frame’s short stories. The … Continue reading

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End as a Man — Calder Willingham

Jim Flynn put this book in his top 5 novels list, so I grabbed it when I found a copy recently. He said it was the greatest novel portraying contemporary American college life. “Contemporary” in this case means circa 1950, … Continue reading

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“Always be smart; seldom be certain.” -…

“Always be smart; seldom be certain.” – John Allen Paulos

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RT @stephenfry: There’s nothing I can…

RT @stephenfry: There’s nothing I can add to this twitter.com/stephenfry/status/918762026192789504/v…

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After special votes, National lost 2…

After special votes, National lost 2 seats to Labour and Greens. Interesting. #decision17 www.electionresults.govt.nz/electionresults_2017/

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RT @jhrlnd: Exciting news. Well done…

RT @jhrlnd: Exciting news. Well done #auckland and @SocEntAkl twitter.com/_SEWF/status/913202456514854912

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