Tom Bedford


The Vaccines: Combat Sports

The Vaccines have based their eight-year career on the dubious idea that you can never get sick of a good song – the vast majority of their songs are poppy three-chord three-minute rushes, and their debut album consisted of twelve almost identical songs. Yet the band’s primary audience, teens who can’t wait to be old…


And the Oscar goes to…

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony always promised to be a challenge. Since the last Academy Awards ceremony, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the birth of the #metoo movement rocked Hollywood, alienating many film fans from the institute that previously represented quality and respectability in film. Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the event after a debut…

Venue editors' column

A note from the deputy editor

It seems that our previous editorials about the onset of spring were a little premature! As such, I will not mention the weather or the seasons in this editorial. All has been sunny in the film industry recently, with Film editor Gus giving us his perspective on the recent Berlinale Film Festival on page 7,…


Of mice and ‘mon

When Pokémon Go was released in July 2016, everybody with a phone and a half-forgotten childhood dream of owning a band of cute animal companions threw down their university coursework, threw down their part-time jobs, threw down that Concrete article they should have been writing, downloaded the app, and charged out the front door into…


Bitcoin for your thoughts

  If you read the news, you’re probably aware of the enigmatic cryptocurrency market. Since Bitcoin was created in 2009, the rise, fall, and rise again of it and similar digital currencies has been widely reported in financial news. Despite this proliferation, for most people cryptocurrencies remain an excessively complex field. To help clarify the…

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May 2022
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