Last Wednesday, on the second stop of their UK headline tour, local promoters ‘Heavy Pop’ bought Halifax-born four-piece band The Orielles to grace The Facebar in Reading town centre. It would not be unfair to say that The Orielles are my favourite band playing music right now, and for good reason. Their music is exciting, energetic, and melodic, whilst managing to maintain a unique quality within a scene where it can often be so easy to sound like everyone else. Since the release of their album a year ago, they have been climbing ladders all over the place. There has been a buzz surrounding them after they succeeded in hitting No. 16 on Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year 2018, and also making the cover of the fabled underground ‘So Young’ magazine. Now they are embarking on a largely sold-out headline tour, which suffice it to say, made me look forward to seeing them perform.Read More »
From Resident Evil to Spyro to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to Dark Souls and, most infamously of all, Skyrim, it seems as if every popular game released within the last 25 years is getting rereleased and reimagined in some way. This phenomenon really started last console generation, with games such as Shadow of the Colossus, the Tomb Raider trilogy, and the Prince of Persia trilogy receiving HD remasters for the PS3 and Xbox 360.Read More »
There has recently been a documentary released on Netflix in a four-part series revolving the crimes committed by Ted Bundy, called ‘The Ted Bundy Murder Tapes’.
This documentary features recordings and video-tapes of a number of the live events which occurred in the time period of the 1970’s and 1980’s during which Bundy was at large. He has been named to be an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist and necrophiliac who avoided the law and professed innocence for most of his life.» >Read More »
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El Salvador’s anti-abortion laws have resulted in severe rulings for vulnerable pregnant women.Read More »
Opinion: Why a lecture about linguistics did not talk about linguistics. A review of Chomsky’s Lecture
Opinion piece on Chomsky's Albert Wolters Memorial lecture.Read More »