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Action Hero – ‘Wrecking Ball’ Review

Action Hero – ‘Wrecking Ball’ Review

Arts, Theatre December 5, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments

THEATRE HAS ALWAYS had the power to present pertinent issues in interesting ways. It is fitting, therefore, that Action Hero’s Wrecking Ball – a piece which explores how images can be constructed or altered from one person to anotherRead More

Zac Goldsmith Defeat Must Be a Wake-Up Call on Brexit

Zac Goldsmith Defeat Must Be a Wake-Up Call on Brexit

National News, Opinion December 2, 2016 at 7:33 am Comments

ZAC GOLDSMITH has lost his seat as an MP, conceding his constituency of Richmond Park to the Liberal Democrats. Goldsmith, who sparked a by-election by resigning from the Conservative party over their decision to expand HeathrowRead More

Action Hero: Gemma Paintin Interview

Action Hero: Gemma Paintin Interview

Arts, Theatre November 27, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments

GEMMA PAINTIN IS a member of Action Hero, a theatrical collaboration between herself and James Stenhouse. I recently talked to her about her journey with Action Hero, their creative process and what audiences can expect fromRead More

80 Days: A Most Wise Purchase, Monsieur

80 Days: A Most Wise Purchase, Monsieur

Arts, Games November 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm Comments

SEVERAL hours had passed. The sunlight that once illuminated the cabin had shrunk to a mere shimmering speck above our heads, casting only the faintest of rays down through the glass canopy. The air had grownRead More

Review: ‘Two Vines’ – Empire of the Sun

Review: ‘Two Vines’ – Empire of the Sun

Arts, Music November 15, 2016 at 9:46 am Comments

AUSTRALIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC duo Empire of the Sun (Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore) are back again with their brand new album, ‘Two Vines’. Released on the 28th October 2016, ‘Two Vines’ is their third studio album, havingRead More

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Arts, Music November 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm Comments

IN AN INTERVIEW with the New Yorker last October, Leonard Cohen said he was ‘ready to die’. It seems already that this ominous statement will serve as the basis with which the musical press defines hisRead More

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Arts, Music October 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm Comments

JIMMY EAT WORLD have been responsible for two records that have come to characterise pop-rock and emo. However, since 2001 they have released a number of quality follow ups that have brought to my attention an issueRead More

The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts – Review

The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts – Review

Arts, Music October 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm Comments

RECORD COMPANIES HAVE always enjoyed ‘remastering’ albums and re-releasing them for an easy profit. In the current industry, where the album has lost much of its financial reward, they could even become vital to the continuedRead More

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us to Life’ Review

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us to Life’ Review

Arts, Music October 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm Comments

‘Remember Us to Life’ is Regina Spektor’s 7th studio album and the first in four years, with ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ being released in 2012. But Regina Spektor has still been with us,Read More

Idina Menzel – ‘idina.’ Review

Idina Menzel – ‘idina.’ Review

Arts, Music October 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm Comments

‘idina.’ (with a lower-case ‘I’ because Apple product placement and a full-stop at the end because maybe she’s making a point that her name is Idina and nothing else, and especially not Adele Dazeem) is IdinaRead More