A very aesthetic indulgence

A very aesthetic indulgence

Wes Ander­son may be the most aes­thet­ic film-maker work­ing today. I can’t think of any­one else who so art­fully com­poses every shot, every look, every trans­ition, and who seems to care so much about every tiny detail. Until recently, this tend­ency had reached its apex with 2009’s painstak­ingly stop-motion anim­ated Roald Dahl adapt­a­tion Fant­ast­ic Mr. […]

The protracted path to other styles of theatre

The protracted path to other styles of theatre

You wouldn’t go to a book­shop that just sold first-per­­son nov­els about nurses. You wouldn’t go to a cinema that just showed music doc­u­ment­ar­ies. You wouldn’t go to a res­taur­ant that just sold toast. Actu­ally, scratch that last one — I think people actu­ally do do that. But you get my point. Vari­ety is the […]

21st century Survival Guide

21st century Survival Guide

By the time Fish­Head’s April issue hits shelves, read­ers may be nurs­ing some­thing of a deep-think­ing hangover. The capital’s bien­ni­al New Zea­l­and Fest­iv­al wound up earli­er this month, offer­ing events across a wide artist­ic breadth; but it’s hard to ima­gine any pro­gramme top­ping the embar­rass­ment of riches put togeth­er by the coordin­at­ors of the 2014 […]

April Music Reviews

April Music Reviews

Louis Baker Self-titled (Self-released) Over the last couple of years young Wel­ling­ton soul sing­er and gui­tar­ist Louis Baker has been mak­ing a genu­ine name for him­self, both here and abroad. A sens­it­ive singer/songwriter situ­ated with­in the same loc­al con­tinuum as Dal­las Tamaira, War­ren Max­well and, more recently Mara TK, with his self-titled debut EP he […]

Proximity and distance

Proximity and distance

When Auck­land cur­at­or and art his­tor­i­an Nina Tonga wrote a pre­view for Pataka’s Sam­oa Con­tem­por­ary in 2008, she looked for­ward to the day when she would write about con­tem­por­ary Tongan art. As a New Zea­l­and-born Tongan, she hoped to see an exhib­i­tion that explored the con­tri­bu­tion of artists with Tongan her­it­age in New Zea­l­and Aotearoa. […]

A thorough sweep of powder

A thorough sweep of powder

Winefield’s days start early, pol­ish­ing news­makers for TVNZ’s Break­fast, before a return later in the day for Sev­en Sharp. A big part of the job — even before she has a brush in her hand — is set­ting nervous guests at ease. “I like to make sure that from go to whoa, that they’re com­fort­able, that […]

Something new…

Something new…

It’s the small details that can make any occa­sion truly spe­cial. While many brides still want to wear some­thing old, some­thing new, some­thing bor­rowed and some­thing blue, this golden man­tra should be incor­por­ated in all aspects of your big day! A del­ic­ate touch of glam­our can go a long way… 

Muse on Allen

Muse on Allen

Muse on Allen offers a sur­pris­ing out­post of fine din­ing in a street bet­ter known for BYOs and RTDs. It also has a com­pre­hens­ive cock­tail list, so we began with a pass­able whis­key sour and Sazer­ac before tack­ling the menu. Sampling a rep­res­ent­at­ive selec­tion of dishes between two of us looked a daunt­ing assign­ment, until we […]

Eat and drink

Eat and drink

Not every­one drinks wine. When hav­ing a glor­i­ously pre­pared meal, one likes to com­pli­ment it with a sim­il­arly beau­ti­ful drink, but there are still places that con­sider bland lagers to be the per­fect accom­pani­ment to every dish on their menu. I have gone through the menus of vari­ous fine din­ing estab­lish­ments in Wel­ling­ton and had […]

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