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Gaming, Venue

Lockdown Games Part II

The 2017 reincarnation of Star Wars Battlefront II has proven to be a game that I just can’t stop playing during both of this year’s lockdowns. Despite the criticism it received in previous years, the game now feels fully complete to me and I wish that the developers would continue to work on this tremendously…

Arts, Books

Favourites…

Favourite art title Ally Fowler  Joseph Beuys’ ‘I Like America and America Likes Me’, is a title imbued with tongue-in-cheek confidence and cynicism. The German artist flew to New York and entered a room containing a coyote for three days. Initially, it tried to attack him, but by the end of the three days, it…

Music

Gig fatigue: addressing the symptoms

By the time I walked out of You Me At Six at the LCR in December, I felt like I was gigged out. I had seen a band give a performance which was energetic, fun and, important, very good, but felt utterly bored with live music. No smiling, singing along or moshing. Gigs have lost…

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Editors’ Picks

Johanne: In 2018, it was ten years since the Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter passed away. To commemorate the man who has been called the greatest British playwright of the 20th century, the London theatre bearing his name has teamed up with the Jamie Lloyd Company to present all of Pinter’s twenty one-act plays…

Fashion

Beauty Blenders: Is the brush outdated?

The ongoing debate of our times. Some people swear by them, others don’t buy into the fuss. Personally, I’m in the latter camp; I’ve dipped my toes in the murky, foundation coloured waters, but have not emerged a more aesthetically pleasing person. I do enjoy a good makeup routine, but certainly for my day-to-day look,…

Music

A very Concrete Christmas

Last Christmas – Wham! Laced with catchy lyrics and deep rich tones, the Wham! hit is an absolute Christmas classic. This song is as integral to Christmas as is the turkey itself. From the background sounds of jingle bells, to the upbeat rhythm, Last Christmas is more than just an ordinary Christmas song. It’s a…

Film

10 great horror films

Audition Feeling cruel and want to trick your horror-averse friend into watching a truly excruciating J-horror? Look no further than seemingly terror-free Audition, or perhaps don’t look at all. A lonely widower looks for love, and finds it in the enigmatic Asami – but this isn’t a romance. ‘Kiri kiri kiri kiri…’ – Josephine Dowswell…

Film, Venue

10 great spy films

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Originally derided, OHMSS has been steadily reappraised down the years and is now (rightly) considered one of the best Bond films. With Diana Rigg stealing the show, an amazing alpine location and the most emotional conclusion to a 007 adventure, it was ahead of its time and blew us away….

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