Spare Room » 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 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 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 A Lot Of Peas Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:36:16 +0000 Spare Room admin From TV's Iron Chef America. ]]> 3 Popeye Arms Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:36:06 +0000 Ana Samways ]]> 15 Denim Crime and Other Choice Links Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:54:09 +0000 Spare Room admin Bad stock photograph: Bag theft and a fashion crime (denim on denim) from Celebrity: Unofficial Royal Wedding commemorative plates at Creative Review. More Choice Links after the jump...]]> 3 The Monkey Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:19:35 +0000 Ana Samways ]]> 0