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I think I better leave right now, before our seed falls any deeper: How James Harden and Vince Carter gave up on their franchises

Over the last few years, high-profile NBA players have been requesting trades left, right and centre. It is not a new phenomenon, however: Kobe Bryant, arguably the most iconic player to don the purple and gold of the LA Lakers, requested a trade to Chicago back in 2007. This trade never materialised, of course, but…

Music

Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie talks recording in lockdown, normalising LGBTQ+ relationships in new single ‘She’s My Religion,’ and more

Heather Baron-Gracie is the lead singer of Pale Waves, an indie rock band that rose to stardom after supporting The 1975 on their North American tour in 2017. They then released their debut EP ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID and album My Mind Makes Noises, with their debut album reaching number eight on the…

Gaming

Holiday Games

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Over this special hibernation-edition of the Christmas period, the festive cheer required a few more engaging family activities than a read-out of cracker jokes and an opening of presents formerly doused in alcohol-smelling antibacterial fluid. You may have spent it playing Charades, or Pictionary for those of you who are able…

Gaming

Slender and its Influence on YouTube Horror

Back in 2009, Something Awful user Eric Knudsen created the creepypasta character Slender Man via a competition in which users had to create “paranormal images” using Photoshop. He added a tall, thin, faceless man to some black and white pictures of children and added snippets of text suggesting their abduction and death. Now, Slender Man…

Music, Venue

REVIEW: The Calls – Fall Inside Again

With the release of their EP Fall Inside Again, Leeds trio The Calls combined three previously released tracks with a pair of new ones. You can see the video to ‘I Should’ve Known,’ one of the new tracks, below. The EP’s opener, the two-thirds title track ‘Fall Inside’ is an upbeat start to the album,…

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