Spare Room Be our guest... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:30:42 +0000 en hourly 1 How pictures can misrepresent Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:41:04 +0000 Ana Samways This story on Slate used this picture to represent older mothers... ]]> 0 Nostalgic Drinking in Auckland Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:54:24 +0000 Steven Shaw Decades-old flyers for ladies' nights, screw parties and more have been appearing on the Facebook page for Auckland's Customhouse Tavern & Nightclub...]]> 0 Seven Sharp Presenting Team Announced Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:40:18 +0000 Steven Shaw Ali Mau, Greg Boyed, and Jesse Mulligan will host TV ONE’s new 7pm show, Seven Sharp...]]> 0 A Fleshy Pair of Lady Buttocks Mon, 07 Jan 2013 07:34:46 +0000 Ana Samways 2 St Kevin’s Road Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:05:06 +0000 Ana Samways 1 Spareroom in Hiatus Thu, 26 May 2011 02:13:59 +0000 Ana Samways Hey Spareroom readers! You may have noticed a severe lack of posts over the last few months. Apologies for the delay in letting you know, but we are having a break from the site to raise our baby Gabriel (now six months). See you soon, Ana Samways and Steven Shaw]]> 0 Trailer – Captain America: The First Avenger Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:45:10 +0000 Steven Shaw Captain-America

Captain America: The First Avenger

The trailer for the upcoming Marvel origin film Captain America: The First Avenger has landed...]]> 0
The Paperboy cometh Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:24:26 +0000 Steven Shaw

Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Soul singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed is coming to NZ in April to play shows in Auckland & Wellington... ]]> 0
Even More Gigs — George Clinton, Michelle Shocked, Leon Russell Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:39:34 +0000 Steven Shaw George-Clinton You can add George Clinton, Michelle Shocked and Leon Russell to a musical calendar that's already overflowing with quality shows including Mavis Staples, The Blind Boys of Alabama with Aaron Neville, The Funky Meters, Bob Dylan and more So many international gigs have been been announced in the past month or two, including the return of Justin Townes Earle, who was last seen here as support act for Wilco. Earle is touring from south to north, playing...]]> 0 The Julie Project Tue, 08 Feb 2011 21:29:17 +0000 Ana Samways I bawled while reading about Julie Baird’s unfortunate life, but I am a cryer. Darcy Padilla photographed Julie over an 18 year period, from when she was a teen with her 8 day old infant to her death from AIDS at 36. The fly-on-the-wall photographs are not easy to look at; they are confronting, brutal and terribly sad. And they made me angry. Why would a woman like this have child after child? To think of Julie as a person and not a series of political issues is important. It reminds us of the fragility of human existence when poverty and poor mental health are factors, and the intergenerational nature of such deprivation... ]]> 4 Litttle Golden Films and Other Choice Links Mon, 07 Feb 2011 08:19:40 +0000 Spare Room admin Pop culture: Renderings of famous movie scenes in the style of Little Golden Books - more Choice Links after the jump...]]> 4 Sevens Shenanigans Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:05:53 +0000 Ana Samways 1 The People’s Prime Minister Thu, 03 Feb 2011 08:11:44 +0000 Ana Samways Are You Being Served. And the news cameras were there to catch it all. Goff must be delighted... ]]> 5 Paul Henry’s TV Debut Tue, 01 Feb 2011 03:02:25 +0000 Ana Samways Whether you're missing Paul Henry or just missing hatin’ on him you might want to take a look at this NZ On Screen clip from 80s game show Every Second Counts...]]> 2 Bain Jersey In Music Video Tue, 01 Feb 2011 02:56:04 +0000 Ana Samways Massive double take... Is one of the infamous David Bain jerseys starring in this music video by North Shore Pony Club?... ]]> 6