Make time for your mind.
Students lead busy lives, trying to stay on top of degrees, societies, relationships and drinking is tumultuous, and we all get stressed. Walk around the library during deadline week and you’ll see students hugging steaming cups of coffee, trawling through stacks of textbooks, and rocking back and forth as the clock ticks down mercilessly. So why [Read more...]
Red Dwarf X: Fathers and Suns
When you’re your own Dad it’s tough to teach your son a lesson. So when Dave Lister (Craig Charles) gets some advice from the medi-bot to deliver tough love he has to be clever in how he administers it. Meanwhile, Kryten launches the new ship computer Pree, with her predictive personality, creating instant disaster.
Mass Effect 3
If I had wrote this review mid-way through I would be proclaiming it as the greatest game ever made, however, whilst it is extraordinary it fails where it really matters.
Doctor Who Series 7.1
This season could have been the lull before the 50th Anniversary, a forgotten short burst of Who, but instead the show fired on all cylinders delivering several phenomenal episodes and a perfect end to the longest serving (new-who) companions.
Interviewing the ‘Eds of Labour
I managed to (briefly) interview Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, and Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor, on their visit to Newcastle-under-Lyme during the local elections. They arrived with a surprisingly small group of people, and were mostly left to their own devices, trying to ignite some pre-election support. This offered me more opportunity [Read more...]
The Destructors – In Memoriam
The Destructors strike me as a band that would be more suited to a live setting, performing to people who were around in the 1970’s and miss those live shows.
Now that the final push is upon us, I do feel bothered. I want to do well. I haven’t put all of this work in to have others turn their noses up at my grades.
The Boss didn’t have much money as a child, growing up in a council house on the outskirts of a wealthy town. The Boss saw them every day; the rich, the wealthy and he knew that money is everything. But the Boss is happy now, so he says. He has got Armani glasses and he feels that he can see clearly.
The Hedgehog’s Dilemma
There’s this idea for explaining human relationships known as “the hedgehog’s dilemma” The hedgehogs need proximity to each other for warmth and to survive. The dilemma here is that as they get closer to one another they also increase the potential for harming themselves and those they are closest to. Similarly we humans need emotional [Read more...]
The Cabin in the Woods
Five completely stereotypical teenage students (Jock, druggy, slut, etc) decide to take a weekend break at a Cabin in the woods. Before you can say ‘I’ve seen this before’ zombies start attacking and the cast starts to dwindle.