arts spotlight.

October 23, 2019

An Ode to ‘Songs from the Motion Picture’

Remember movie theme songs and their music videos? I’m talking lyrics that directly reference the plot of the film, clips from the movie integrated into the […]
October 23, 2019

Well It’s Over Folks (Kinda)

For some of you, the final day of this semester will mark the end of your university career. For others, it will be a celebration of […]
October 23, 2019

Iraq? No, you rock

I’ve been pretty snide towards Ellen DeGeneres whenever I’ve mentioned her in the near-two years I’ve been contributing to Craccum. She’s not an easy target – […]
October 23, 2019

Craccum Yarns: Foley

Cameron Leakey speaks to Kiwi duo, Foley, about their new single Cola, out November 1st Foley! Tell us about your new single, Cola, what inspired the […]
October 15, 2019

My Brain Has Melted, and That’s Good?

At this point in the semester, my diet consists of pure junk food. I can feel the Spicy Tomato Munchos and Cookie Dough KitKats pushing their […]
October 15, 2019

The Tragedy of Jeremy Kyle the Callous

In May this year, a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show tragically killed themselves after failing a lie detector test on the show – ITV immediately […]
October 6, 2019

Unbelievable: The Show that Listens

Content warning: rape/sexual assault. The new 8-part Netflix series, Unbelievable, has garnered a largely positive reception since its release last week. Critics and reviewers alike have […]
October 6, 2019

Oh, You’re Cancelled, Sis

Much is made of so-called ‘cancel culture’ lately, from Twitter threads about the actions of celebrities past and present, to illegible and laughably paywalled NZ Herald […]
October 2, 2019

Unrelated, but I really miss George Michael

I had no idea what to write for this column, after rather foolishly shoving our regular columnist off her spot for the week, in the misguided […]