Arts

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

Gaming: Counterstrike

Games September 17, 2012 at 11:47 am Comments

Platform: PC, Mac, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network STARTING life as a mod for Valve Corporations smash hit Half Life; Counter Strike exploded into a phenomenon unto itself and became one the first military based online shooters.Read More

Music: Have The xx Beaten Second Album Syndrome?

Music: Have The xx Beaten Second Album Syndrome?

Music September 17, 2012 at 11:45 am Comments

In 2009, The xx stormed into the view of the mainstream with their debut album xx. It won the Mercury Prize, reached platinum sales in the UK, and has sound tracked your TV advertisements and montagesRead More

Films: Ted

Films: Ted

Film September 17, 2012 at 11:43 am Comments

IT WAS only a matter of time before Seth McFarlane, the creative mind behind Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show would move on to face a new challenge in feature films. His first film,Read More

Gaming: The Walking Dead

Gaming: The Walking Dead

Games September 17, 2012 at 11:43 am Comments

 – 2012. Telltale games.  Available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 The Walking Dead is a geek franchise not to be reckoned with: a popular comic book series, a television series and as manyRead More

On TV: Grimm

On TV: Grimm

TV September 17, 2012 at 11:41 am Comments

THE FIRST season (or series for us Brits) of Grimm started in October 2011 on NBC in the US and mid-February 2012 on Watch over here in the UK. I guess most people haven’t heard muchRead More

Films: Anna Karenina

Films: Anna Karenina

Film September 17, 2012 at 11:39 am Comments

ADAPTING a book into a film is difficult. Adapting a classic over 800 pages in length is even harder. With more than a dozen adaptations of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina having already been created, Joe WrightRead More

Films: Lawless

Films: Lawless

Film September 17, 2012 at 11:34 am Comments

LAWLESS, John Hillcoat’s follow up to the quiet and haunting post-apocalyptic contemplation, The Road, is, in many ways, the direct opposite of that film. Whilst it is often just as visually interesting, it is a muchRead More

European games convention Gamescom shows that the games industry is thriving and healthy

European games convention Gamescom shows that the games industry is thriving and healthy

Games September 8, 2012 at 11:11 am Comments

but Liam Boulcott wonders where major players Microsoft and Sony were.