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Arts

May 12, 2008

The Mix Tape: loved by our Mums and Dads in the halcyon days of vinyl, forgotten in the age of the rampant proliferation of the insipid circular plastic filth of the compact disc, touted by a scornfully elitist Rob Gordon in High Fidelity; the mix tape represents one of the core institutions of pop music […]

May 12, 2008

Most of the time, when a band falls off the radar for nearly ten years they are forgotten. Portishead is another story. As one of the bright young bands behind the Bristol Trip-Hop story, the distinctive and influential sound of Portishead simply could not be forgotten.

May 12, 2008

A group show titled I like Sex and I’m a Girl opened on 2 May at the DAF 106 Gallery. Exhibition titles can be a little deceiving at times and on this occasion this is the case with the title of the show relating to a small ceramic piece by Mica Still that is hand […]

May 12, 2008

Anime, like people, aren’t created equal. Most of the kiddie anime we get over here is lacking in almost every category. Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Gi Oh! and every other fucking advertisement masquerading as television don’t do anime any favours. These shows are the most mainstream anime but they are also anime at its […]

May 12, 2008

Inflikted is the debut album by Cavalera Conspiracy, a groove/thrash metal band, which marks the first musical reunion of the Cavalera brothers – Max and Igor – since the 1996 break-up of legendary thrash metal band Sepultura.

May 12, 2008

Game: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six:Vegas 2 Platform: Xbox 360, PC Genre: Tactical Shooter Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: THQ I’ve always looked sadly upon the Rainbow Six series. What a run its hard. From the glory days of its first instalments, Rainbow Six, Rouge Spear, and Raven Shield, it has completely and utterly fallen from grace. […]

May 12, 2008

Earlier this year I saw Henry Rollins at the Big Day Out. My friend had told me he’d seen Rollins’ TV show, where he screamed through the desert in a Hummer yelling his opinions at the camera, so I didn’t know what to expect. Wasn’t this the same guy who headed one of the foremost […]

May 12, 2008

Bringing you the honey straight from the beehive, this comedy festival is definitely (Not) The All India Radio Show. There’s something satisfying about coming out of a theatre knowing that what you’ve just seen was a senseless and cringeworthy yet bizarrely entertaining piece of work.

May 12, 2008

Game: Stuntman: Ignition Genre: Action Racer Developer: Paradigm Entertainment Publisher: THQ Stuntman: Ignition is the sequel to the stunt driving game, Stuntman released on the PS2. It does try to improve the formula but that still isn’t enough to save this title from being left alone on store shelves.

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