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Arts

March 27, 2017

get real we were always just stepping stones erich von daniken saw the footprints of the gods chris connery saw the trademarks of capitalism who’s gonna give a damn if they don’t/can’t remember that the whole of the donut is filled with coconuts they’re after american pie in the east and some kind of zen […]

March 27, 2017

well, [in thick black ink, siapo] you broke me open. so i seek you out again to heal   (lou tupuga — what would they say now)   try ssssever all links with the past but it keeps coming back to bite you, weil lo’u kuna.. (i can hear you snicker at the cliché) ‘ia […]

March 27, 2017

Developer: PlatinumGames Publisher: Square Enix Platforms: PS4 (reviewed), PC   Taro Yoko is a name you may not recognise, but should know. He’s basically Hideo Kojima if he was even crazier. Throughout his career, Yoko’s games have confounded expectations, blended genres and forced players to really think about why they enjoy video games. Nier: Automata […]

March 27, 2017

George Orwell’s 1937 non-fiction work, The Road to Wigan Pier, depicts the agonising daily existence of the working classes in the north of England where unemployment was rife. Orwell was commissioned to report on this plight by publisher and dedicated socialist Victor Gallancz, who sought to expose the harsh realities of life in the industrial […]

March 27, 2017

MEANWHILE is an artist-run initiative founded by Jesse Bowling, Jordana Bragg, and Callum Devlin. Previously located at 35 Victoria Street, they have just moved the gallery and artist studio spaces to 99 Willis Street. The first show at their new location is Undercovers — a collaboration between Lucy Wardle and George Banach-Salas. Hanahiva Rose sat down […]

March 27, 2017

On the February 20, 1862, William Wallace Lincoln died of typhoid fever at the age of 11. This was particularly tough for his father, President Abraham Lincoln, who was also trying to fight the American Civil War at the same time. This tragic event is used as the backdrop and playground for George Saunders’ historical […]

March 27, 2017

All Hail the Queen Whenever the subject of childhood celebrity crushes and/or role models comes up, my choice tends to induce confusion, squinting, and the occasional outraged splutter. If all you know her for is ridiculous caricatures of black women in bland comedy films, a painfully insipid talk show, and a strange foray into jazz […]

March 20, 2017

I fucking despise the Call of Duty (CoD) series. Or, rather, I despise what it has become: a symbol of everything wrong with the triple-A gaming industry. For your consideration, I offer a clickbait-style list of why this mind-bogglingly popular series needs to jump off a cliff, or at least take a break for a […]

March 20, 2017

I finished the 2016 Man Booker Prize winner The Sellout, by Paul Beatty, for my birthday. It was both unfamiliar and tasty. Easy to fit on the fork and easy to snack on in one sitting. The main character and narrator, known only as the “sellout,” is funny and down to earth as he tells […]