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Student Guide to Arts Societies at Aberystwyth

Student Guide to Arts Societies at Aberystwyth

Arts, Books, Creative Writing, Events, Film, Music, Theatre September 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm Comments

WHETHER NEW OR returning to the university, there are a multitude of clubs and societies to join. Here is a guide to a few of them within the arts that might take your fancy ahead of the fairRead More

Suicide Squad review: Surprisingly good

Suicide Squad review: Surprisingly good

Arts, Film September 6, 2016 at 10:29 am Comments

ONE CAN BE forgiven for going into superhero movies these days with low expectations, especially a DC movie, particularly after the shambling failure of batman vs superman. I must admit I wasn’t expecting much when I tookRead More

Star Trek Beyond: About as disappointing as you would expect

Star Trek Beyond: About as disappointing as you would expect

Arts, Film August 24, 2016 at 10:31 am Comments

I USED TO enjoy the new Star Trek movies significantly more than I currently do. As kind of popcorny adventure movies they were actually pretty good. But as I have gone back and actually watched the variousRead More

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

Lawson’s Andy Brown on…

Lawson’s Andy Brown on…

Arts, Editors' Pick, Music July 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm Comments

  …the Where My Love Goes music video: Adam [Pitts – drums] suggested to do something special for this video and I had already spoken to the lads about maybe proposing to my girlfriend, so we thought thatRead 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