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What if Atlas Shrugged?

July 8, 2012 12:48 pm0 comments
What if Atlas Shrugged?

My experience of Ayn Rand until this year had always been that she was an author widely disliked, a radical thinker, someone generally shunned by the literary world. She drew a jibe from South Park here, a sneer from somebody else there. Perhaps with good reason; I had no idea […]

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Nas – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh 26/06/12

July 3, 2012 5:11 pm0 comments
Nas – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh 26/06/12

Stepping onto the stage, hip hop godfather Nas was greeted by the enthusiastic, sweltering crowd packed into the HMV Picture House. Wrapped in a jumper promoting his unreleased album Life Is Good, the rapper opened with a raucous rendition of ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’, the track brought to life by the […]

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Blink 182 – Glasgow SECC 20/06/12

July 2, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
Blink 182 – Glasgow SECC 20/06/12

Two years and one new album since they last played the SECC, Blink 182 returned to Glasgow to peddle their unique brand of pop-punk rock to a crowded auditorium. Not that anyone seemed to care. A curiously flat crowd filled the floor space, moved neither by the frenetic support of […]

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‘Dancing with ‘Panic”

June 29, 2012 10:00 am0 comments
‘Dancing with ‘Panic”

How this work of art by Olivia Croce managed to go from being primarily a sculpture to a dance is explained by the crucial experience of seeing it yourself. It will close the gap that previously existed between you and the art. A prime example of this gap would be […]

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Download 2012: You Me At Six

June 17, 2012 7:32 pm0 comments
Download 2012: You Me At Six

09/06/2012 You Me At Six are very much a rock band. Yes, they are a commercial success, and yes, they play pop-rock, but notice a keyword in that sentence: rock. Unfortunately for them, the Download masses don’t think so. A sparse crowd is in attendance for their second stage headline […]

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50 Cent – The Lost Tape (Mixtape Review)

May 25, 2012 2:40 pm0 comments
50 Cent – The Lost Tape (Mixtape Review)

50 Cent finds himself at a crossroads in his career. With his popularity on the wane and people already forgetting about an increasingly delayed studio album, the New York rapper releases the free DJ Drama hosted The Lost Tape in order to appease impatient fans. Does the project manage to […]

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To gap or not to gap: The gap-year guidebook 2012 review

March 27, 2012 3:41 pm3 comments
To gap or not to gap: The gap-year guidebook 2012 review

What is a gap year? Why should I take one? Does it have to last a year? How do I organise one? Where should I go? These questions will all ring familiar in the minds of anybody who has considered taking time out of their normal lives to do something […]

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