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How the World Could End

BY ALOK JHA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Congratulations, you are nearly at the end! Esteemed science writer Alok Jha sets out 5 scenarios in which the world could end. But its not all doom and gloom....

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Our Corpses, Ourselves

BY CAITLIN DOUGHTY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Progressive death positive mortician Caitlin Doughty, of Ask a Mortician fame challenges the way we look at death. Here she shares some little known facts about death and corpses and celebrates her favourite 13 graves, who knew so much personality could be found in a headstone!

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How the Occult Saved My Life

BY ELISSA WASHUTA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Cowlitz writer Elissa Washuta is used to writing about herself, and this PechaKucha is no differnet. Here she reveals how the occult saved her life. A personal journey of strength and vulberability.

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The Southern Ocean

BY MATT VANCE
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

The Southern Ocean is like the heart of the globe, it regulates how the earth breathes and its circulation, connecting all the oceans together from the bootom. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife, and a good indicator of the health of the planet, as Matt Vance points out.

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Doing the Mr. Whippy: Deconstructing Striptease

BY LEIGH HOPKINSON
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Former stripper Leigh Hopkinson peels away the glamour of exotic dancing, and breaks down the elements of a typical day in the club. More routine than titillation.  

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The Handmade's Tale: Knitting as a Feminist Act

BY DEBBIE STOLLER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Riot Grrrl pioneer, Stitch'n'Bitch writer and BUST magazine co-founder Debbie Stoller tells of how knitting is a actually a feminist activity. It may have lost popularity with women's liberation but knitting was also a way for women to earn income, and a relaxing hobby. It was time to take back the knit. Girls are now accepted in boy's activity, but why was it not cool for boys and girls to knit?

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It was a Dark and Stormy Night...

BY DEREK FLORES
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Improv genius Derek Flores AKA The Unicorn weaves a story of transvestite sailors (as provided by the audience) to images he sees for the first time on stage. You won't believe where this story leads you!

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The Links between Poetry and Youth Work

BY SOPHIE REA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Sophie Rea shares the Links between Poetry and Youth Work

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WW1 Voices

BY ANNA MACKENZIE
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Where do stories come from? Young adult fiction writer Anna Mackenzie finds death leads to questions. These questions lead to an investoigation into NZ's history of WW1, and here Anna gives voice to some of these stories.

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Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

BY AJ FITZWATER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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A Lawyer’s Story

BY MARCUS ELLIOTT
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Marcus Elliott was  a lawyer. He was a good lawyer. He wrote letters, and answered calls and even won his cases. A collection of the lessons he learnt came together in a book. And he shares some of them here.

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Gangs and Murder

BY JARROD GILBERT
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Sociologoist Jarrod Gilbert removes some of the mystic associated with gang life, providing commentary on his research on gangs in New Zealand. His recent shift to looking into murder in New Zealand provides an additional layer of insight into New Zealand's criminal justice system.

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