Arts

Film: Hotel Transylvania

Film: Hotel Transylvania

Film October 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm Comments

AS SHOWN with landmark features such as Up and Toy Story, a successful animated film is one that can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Unfortunately, Hotel Transylvania contains neither the excitement of ToyRead More

Music: Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’

Music: Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’

Music October 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm Comments

AS YOU might have deduced from the name, this is an album about isolation. On 2010’s Innerspeaker, Tame Impala told us that ‘Solitude is Bliss. Here, they seem to have done a bit more thinking andRead More

Literature: The Casual Vacancy

Literature: The Casual Vacancy

Books October 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm Comments

PRIOR to its release, The Casual Vacancy was almost as well-guarded a secret as J. K. Rowling’s previous books; but while this may have worked well with the Harry Potter series, in this case it mightRead More

Music: Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’

Music: Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’

Music October 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm Comments

    IF YOU LOOK up ‘Nocturne’ in a dictionary, it is defined as a musical composition which emits an evocative romanticized depiction of the night. It’s a nicely fitting title, then, for Wild Nothing’s dreamRead More

Film: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Film: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Film October 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm Comments

WHEN THE Commodore gets a film on opening weekend, you know it’s for one of the following reasons- number one, it’s a student friendly film, readymade for the hoards of fan boys/girls that roam the AberystwythRead More

TV: Doctor Who- The Series So Far

TV: Doctor Who- The Series So Far

TV October 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm Comments

DOCTOR Who returned to us in September with a short five episode run- and what a fun packed run it was! Moffat brought us five individual episodes each with their own standalone plot, something I’m sureRead More

Theatre: Our Country’s Good is as relevant today as it ever was

Theatre: Our Country’s Good is as relevant today as it ever was

Theatre October 7, 2012 at 1:29 am Comments

TO ANY STUDENT of drama, the words “Our Country’s Good” will instantly ring a bell. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play about the plight of a group of convicts transported to Australia is staple reading for anyone who’s interestedRead More

Literature: Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Literature: Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Books September 18, 2012 at 10:05 am Comments

AS THE SHORTEST title on the recently announced Man-Booker Prize shortlist, Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home is not exactly an off-putting tome to look at from the outside. It doesn’t even qualify as a tome. The novel,Read More

Music: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Music: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Music September 17, 2012 at 11:52 am Comments

TO TALK about Frank Ocean without addressing him publicly coming out as bisexual a week before his album Channel Orange is difficult. Within the traditionally homophobic hip hop/R&B scene, this is not just a statement aboutRead More

New Season: Breaking Bad

New Season: Breaking Bad

TV September 17, 2012 at 11:49 am Comments

ACCORDING to Walter White, “technically, chemistry is the study of matter”, but he prefers to see it “as the study of change.” It’s also fascinating to watch the growth, decay and transformation of Breaking Bad’s anti-hero,Read More