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Music, OldVenue

David Bowie in eight tracks

(1969) Space Oddity: A track that holds a place in the hearts of many as ‘Ground Control to Major Tom’, The song that, for many, came to be the soundtrack of the 1969 moon landing. Released on 11th July 1969, just five days before Apollo 11, Oddity introduced Bowie as a solo artist to both…

Comment, Global

The Paris Attacks have changed terrorism and we need to embrace our reaction

“Descartes… Monet… Rousseau… Camus… Daft Punk and Zizou Zidane. Liberté, egalité, fraternité and crème brulee. Versus what? Beheadings, crucifixions, amputations, slavery, mass murder, medieval squalor… I think the outcome is pretty clear to everyone but you, whatever atrocities you are currently capable of committing, you will lose”. As Andrew Neil opened ‘This Week’ on Thursday…

OldVenue, TV

Most Shocking Moment – 2014 in Review

“Elia Martell. I killed her children then I raped her. Then I smashed her head in like this!” June 1st 2014. Everyone remembers where they were when it happened, like the Moon Landing or Kennedy’s assassination.   What I am talking about is the demise of the beloved bisexual Dornishman Oberyn Martell, of course. Blood…

Features

The good, the bad and the ugly

And here ends another year – 2014 you’ve been thoroughly satisfactory. Whether you’ve had a good, bad or ugly year yourself (spending time in the LCR has definitely contributed to the ugly), it’s a chance to look back at a year of popular culture, politics and news, and reflect on what 2014 has kindly, or…

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