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Adam Harper Interview (Part Two)

In part two, we explore hip-hop and ideas of the far East in music The Internet has opened up the possibilities for listening to esoteric or obscure music; you often don’t even have to pay anything, whether it’s free songs on BandCamp, YouTube or illegal downloads. “In a world where you can simply just take a sample and click on …

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The Rugby World Cup – Predictions, Players and Performances

It has been called one of the largest sporting events ever, with over 600 players and 20 teams, watched by 3.9 billion people worldwide… The Rugby World Cup is becoming bigger and bigger, and what better place for rugby’s greatest event than the UK; the home of rugby itself. The tournament has certainly caused a stir in England, and finally …

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An Interview With Musicologist Adam Harper

In part one of two, the musicologist and writer talks about the limits of lo-fi and a new future for music, haunted by the past Adam Harper tells me on Skype that he is currently working for Hearing Landscapes Critically, “a musicological research network about where geography and music meet and ideas of place and landscape in it” (“a bit …

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A Look At The Barclays Premier League

The main sporting event to begin this summer was, of course the Barclays Premier League; England’s best footballing sides all trying to get their noses ahead and start decisively. This year it was Manchester City, with 5 wins from 5, 5 clean sheets and 11 goals. They were at the top of the table and flying high. As for their …

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 – How Gaming Has Joined the Dark Side

As someone who grew up in the PS2 era, I have played some good games. But my favourite has been Star Wars Battlefront 2; a game with so many options and so many ways to play. It’s immersive in its game play and simple in its mission, to put a big ol’ smile on your face! The reason I bring …

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Jurassic World – First Thoughts

  The trailer for Jurassic World has only been out for a few weeks, and you can already see just how popular this film is going to be. It will be the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, the first one having been released in 1993 (Jurassic Park), where a new themed island is overrun by the dinosaurs themselves. Four years later …

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Get Hard – Hard to Like!

The recipe for this film is quite simple: take two comedians, add an untimely story line, throw in a few racist remarks and sweeten with a pinch of homophobic banter. Then fry it until burnt, and there you have it – your very own terrible film! A stinking rich, piggish and all round rude man (Will Ferrell) is sentenced to a life …

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Music – An Enjoyable Experience or A Medical Marvel?

To many, a favoured tune is a great way to relax or make life seem a little better. However, research has now been carried out into the medical benefits of listening to music; the results are quite shocking. One survey, carried out by the UK Journal of Advanced Nursing, suggested that listening to music of any kind can reduce the …