Jetlag

I’m currently in Toronto. I’m here for ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. I’m currently in that weird fuzz of jetlag because I decided that rather than sleep in I’d just power through. That means that while I got up at 8 am here… my body thought it was 1 am.  So I thought I’d share some questions that pinged through my mind …

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Feminism in Hip Hop

Hello. I’m Adam and I’ve been cordially asked to contribute to Madicattt.com as a hip hop lover and general fan of debauchery and extravagance. Because if there are two things I do well, it’s drinking silly amounts of shitty beer and turning up to the latest bangers from the rap scene.  When I say turning up, I really mean flailing …

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100 in under 1000

  Playing against my aversion to tags and buzzfeedesque blogging trends, 100 in under 1,000 really spoke me. Laura posted it on her blog a little while ago and ever since I’ve found it twanging around in the back of my mind.  A goal written down is a goal acknowledged in my mind, so by placing a number of goals …

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Opening in October

As of the relaunch I’m introducing a handful of new features. ‘Opening in…’ is exactly what it sounds like – a events guide of the shows and events I am most excited to see coming up over the next month. This month it’s kinda an exercise in self torture. I’m going to be in Toronto for most of October to work on …

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Young and Hungry 2014

On October 3rd, the Basements door’s will open for the 2014 season of Young and Hungry. In it’s 20th year of existence Young and Hungry is easily New Zealand’s premiere organisation for young people aged 15-25 to get on stage and be seen. It doesn’t stop with performers either. From the scriptwriting programme for young playwrights to the production team mentor programme, …

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VOTE 2014

Why Should I Vote For You was an interesting activity. All up I emailed 166 electoral candidates, in return I received 30 completed responses across 19 electorates. I was surprised to only receive one response from a National candidate. I was really surprised by how difficult it was to find contact email addresses for the Internet Party. Internet Mana as …

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Royals of Kihikihi

On Tuesday a third play opened, Royals of Kihikihi. Two plays in one night is sort of doable. Three, not so much. So I pulled in my friend Sigourney Taylor. Fall in love with her words, then go see the show. I know I want to now.  As anyone who knows me will say, I’m a sucker for raw and …

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MOUNT ROSKILL // WHY SHOULD I VOTE FOR YOU?

 In New Zealand it’s easy to get caught up with party politics and never really learn about the people standing in your own electorate. This election I’ve tried to give every candidate (in Auckland and Wellington) a voice by asking them 5 questions. Read more about the series here.  Incumbent: Phil Goff | Labour Standing in 2014: Mahesh Bindra | …

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Wild Bees

New Zealand can be a confused place. We’re proud because of our background of hard working men, we’re proud because we were the first country to give women the vote, we’re proud because we stood up to America over the nukes. But we’re not really that country any more. We still sell ourselves as 100% Pure (questionable) and we still …

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HAURAKI-WAIKATO // WHY SHOULD I VOTE FOR YOU?

In New Zealand it’s easy to get caught up with party politics and never really learn about the people standing in your own electorate. This election I’ve tried to give every candidate (in Auckland and Wellington) a voice by asking them 5 questions. Read more about the series here.  Incumbent: Nanaia Mahuta // Labour Standing in 2014: Susan Cullen | …

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