Articles by: Alex Rees

Opinion: A Call to End Online Shaming

Opinion: A Call to End Online Shaming

Editors' Pick, Opinion August 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm Comments

THE INTERNET IS the most powerful communication tool ever invented. With a single button press, we can share our thoughts with thousands, sometimes millions of other people. In the immortal words of Uncle Ben, “With greatRead More

Edinburgh Fringe review: Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide

Edinburgh Fringe review: Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide

Arts, Comedy, Editors' Pick August 19, 2016 at 8:48 am Comments

WHITE MALE ART has its fair share of surprisingly well-built figures. Sufjan Stevens is the most obvious, looking like he chops wood for eight hours a day and tunes his antique harp collection by night, andRead More

Bone Tomahawk: Film Review

Bone Tomahawk: Film Review

Arts, Film July 31, 2016 at 10:21 pm Comments

I’M STILL NOT sure how I feel about Bone Tomahawk. I certainly didn’t hate it, I’m not even sure I disliked it, even though there is a fair amount to criticise. It’s not as though thereRead More

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Misses the Mark

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Misses the Mark

Arts, Film July 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments

MOST OF MY friends – many of whom are die-hard comic book and superhero movie fans – decided not to see Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and I can’t blame them. While I’m always aRead More

Responding to Tragedy

Responding to Tragedy

Editors' Pick, Opinion July 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm Comments

WHENEVER A TERRORIST attack occurs, across social media I’ve largely only seen friends mourning the dead, or decrying the lack of media coverage; or even claiming that the absence of public mourning for some victims isRead More

80 Days – A Delightful Adventure

80 Days – A Delightful Adventure

Arts, Games June 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments

GAMES COVERAGE, UNDERSTANDABLY, often focuses on a handful of big releases every year. These releases tend to be big, content-rich experiences, often in open world, produced by teams of hundreds of developers backed by a largeRead More

Aberystwyth Mourns With the World Following Pulse Massacre

Aberystwyth Mourns With the World Following Pulse Massacre

This article multiple contains multiple references to mass shooting, LGBT discrimination and Isalmophobia. Reader discretion is advised. Even the cops present to protect us had rainbow epaulettes (sp?) in a nice, unobtrusive show of solidarity. ARead More

Overwatch: MOBAng for your buck?

Overwatch: MOBAng for your buck?

Arts, Games May 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm Comments

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. The only reason I wasn’t fazed by the open beta for Overwatch, Activision Blizzard’s new multiplayer FPS that the shares the, uh, diverse cast of Team Fortress 2 and the charm to rivalRead More

Dry: Review

Dry: Review

Arts, Film May 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm Comments

SOME FILMS SEEK to thrill, to be a fun way to spend an hour and a half. Some seek to be expressive, to convey or encourage a certain emotion, be it laughter or sadness. Others seek toRead More

(Heart)Breaking News: Wiff Waff to Close

(Heart)Breaking News: Wiff Waff to Close

IN NEWS THAT will bring great sadness to fans of fine food, drink and the scintillating sport of ping pong, it was announced today that Wiff Waff, Aberystwyth’s ping pong bar and restaurant, will close itsRead More