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Arts

September 22, 2008

Mushi-shi follows a man named Ginko as he travels through the world encountering the Mushi in their various forms. The Mushi are a form of bacteria – for want of a better word – that appear throughout the world. They are used to explain certain natural occurences, for example, one boy becomes deaf due to […]

September 22, 2008

What do Arabs do on September 11? Play doublestack Jenga! And inevitably Ibrahim (the funny one) will get out the jelly jet planes for laffs. That is, according to Noor Razzak at San Fran Bathhouse’s Double Header comedy show.

September 22, 2008

When I first heard Amanda Palmer was working on a solo album I immediately questioned her motivation. The theatrical singer/pianist and principal songwriter of The Dresden Dolls only has one other member in her band – drummer Brian Viglione – so how much could she possibly accomplish sonically and personally by simply dropping the other […]

September 22, 2008

The point of this game is excessive, bed wetting carnage. It has no plot, and all your really required to do is run around in first person, shooting things – and amusing yourself by commiting acts of terror and vandalism. The problem is, it’s not very amusing at all. Im sorry, but there isn’t really […]

September 22, 2008

Computers are wonderful things. They entertain you via videos on YouTube, educate you through Wikipedia (though never ‘officially’), allow you to keep in touch with friends on Facebook (or Bebo, MySpace, or one of the other thousands of social networking sites), they spellcheck your work and give grammar advice, and mean everyone can understand your […]

September 22, 2008

The Wicked EP is screamo at its peak. Released in 2002, this is everything it should be: the hardcore aesthetic is there in buckets, it opens with a post-rock influenced instrumental, the vocals are dripping with angst, and the two guitarists are involved in some kind of crazy battle as to who can rock out […]

September 22, 2008

It was such a wonderful and unexpected surprise when Superturtle’s debut album complete with vinyl 45 ‘Never Come Back/All My Friends’ single turned up in the Salient office, and it is an album which has put the most unusual spark in what has been – up till then – a pretty meh week.

September 22, 2008

The game that everyone avoids like the plague, but then extols the virtues of once they’ve sat down and played for a few hours. Its gaming crack. And it needs to be stopped. Before you know it you will loose friends, loved ones, workmates, employers or national economies to this insidious version of online crack […]

September 22, 2008

A subtle sense of morbidity hung over THEA 304’s latest season of plays. While humour was the course of the day for all three of the plays offered, each was marked by a hint of darkness and even death. Empty Pleasures offers an eclectic mix of plays which are fun yet slightly gloomy.