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Travel

King’s Lynn’s demon population is rising

Here in Norwich, the people are proud of their ghosts. The Man in Black gives tours throughout the city, and the Murderers pub is so proud of the landlady murdered outside the pub centuries ago that they’ve made a name out of it. They’ve even gotten famous murderers, like Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes…

Gaming, OldVenue

to the editor:

I am writing you to discuss the technology of Harleston toilets. Toilets are more intelligent and advanced than any of us realise. In the case of Harelston’s new, self-flushing toilets, technologically advanced toilets have also become a symbol of the divide between those who can pay to use toilets and those who cannot. Or, at…

Arts, OldVenue

Flipping Skateboards, Flipping Maps

When Northumbria University geographers Jon Swords and Michael Jeffries heard that the Norwich City Council was set to vote on a skateboard ban in the City Centre, they knew they had to head back home to Norwich. Skateboarding and geography might seem unrelated, but a skateboarder’s mind can work in similar patterns. That’s what the…

Gaming, OldVenue

Sex Toys with Souls

This summer, I found myself in San Francisco, sitting with two physicists and a biohacker in a restaurant. The biohacker, Sunny Allen, asked me, “Would you like to see it now?” and then put it on the table. I smiled, afraid to ask, “So. How do vibrators work again?” It wasn’t just a sex toy;…

Science

Mussel-ing in on the Norfolk Broads

It’s difficult to decide if we should be shaking with fear or hunger, but the truth is this: Quagga mussels could soon be coming to the Broads. Quagga mussels are an invasive species, so environmentalists are worried. Even a basic Google search of, “Can we eat Quagga mussels?” yields no results. “Can we eat wild…

Arts, OldVenue

Shutup, break boundaries, and put art in your mouth

If you want to meet people with cool super hero aliases, go to an art exhibition in Norwich. At ‘Art in My Mouth 2’, curated by Frazer Bailey this past weekend, the introductions went from “People call me Boxhead” to “I’m Bad Brad, and I’m the bouncer” to “My first name is Jerk, and my…

Sport

In profile: UEA Blue Sox

The University of East Anglia’s baseball team, the Blue Sox, just won the national tournament for the third straight year. Wait, baseball? Yes; not only do people play baseball in England, but UEA has a baseball team, and they’re really, really good. The tournament was played in Farnham Park in Slough over the course of…

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