The ‘Buffy Effect’ and Violent Media

"Positive depictions of women challenge negative stereotypes even when the content includes sexuality and violence. In this way Ferguson reminds us that viewers often process popular media portrayals...

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Making a Cult of Yourself: Hubbard Vs Crowley [Conclusion]

The last years of Hubbard’s life saw him deposed as leader and reduced to a figurehead in a de facto coup, led by young scientologists who had actually been born into the cult. Their argument being...

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Richie Sambora Threatens UK Tour

Richie Sambora, legendary rock musician and founding member of Bon Jovi, has confirmed a string of European tour dates including a show in Londonat O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 16th October....

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Newrising: The Half Moon, Putney

Now call me old-fashioned but I do believe that some musical styles should not be combined. Reggae, funk and folk are all great genres of music, but like tequila, bourbon and cherry cola, some...

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UFOMammut release track 3 from Oro: Opus Alter

The release of the second and final installment of UFOMAMMUT’s ORO album series, ORO: Opus Alter, is on the horizon, with a street date of September 17th via Neurot Recordings. In preparation for...

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Fringe, It’s Quatertastic!

Insectoid Martian colonizers buried for millions of years under an East End tube station, hauntings by ghosts of extra-terrestrials, biological food vats that turn out to be alien life forms...

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Teengirl Fantasy Live Dates

'a form of discourse between the band and their instruments'. Coo! Does it count if it's just the keyboardist shouting at the pitchbend wheel for being sticky? The rest of the description...

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Childishness and Cockroaches: An Academic in Africa

Just as we were about to start, Andrew appeared on the other side of the fence, waxing wroth. Why had we broken into his field, who did we think we were, we had no permission to play there etc.,...

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Bagheera: Swift

Kipling and Disney aside though, the name Bagheera is now being laid claim to by a Swiss groove metal band, whose debut album Drift will see release on Domino records on October 5th....

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Cambridge Rock Festival 2012

You could criticise the festival bill for relying on unashamed nostalgia acts as headliners, and especially for the way more forward-looking acts like Maschine, Winter in Eden, Kyrbgrinder or Panic...

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King Krule/Rinse

King Krule -the primary creative vessel for 17-year-old south east London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall- is readying its latest release, a double A-side single featuring two...

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Loitered Lens: Drunken Balordi [Photos]

'The night started with what appeared to be an Irish folk band taking the stage – Drunken Balordi comprised a singer/acoustic guitarist wearing an Irish pub t-shirt, bass guitarist, violinist,...

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Angry, and Distracted. Pt1

Unless communal space can be reclaimed and our innate humanity re-established, to paraphrase Kafka: There is infinite hope but not for us. Exploitative social arrangements, throughout history, carry...

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Feed the Rhino: Hevy Fest

In an age where (a little sadly) aesthetics are as important to the hardcore scene as musical ability, Feed The Rhino cover all of the bases – as one hipster said to another, “we’ve gotta catch...

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Hubbardites Vs Crowleyites Pt 3

If the current management of the Church of Scientology were not so keen to airbrush all aspects of its founder’s life and work we would have a much clearer idea of his motives for infiltrating...

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Sexy Sea Slugs Take the Pain

They keep having sex even when they don't need to for reproductive purposes. They keep on having sex despite the act being 'an extravagant ritual that involves a syringe-like penile appendage that...

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The Mercy House: Interview

The genre obsessions have to stop, I guess something is going right when everyone becomes the great ‘opinionizer’, but I think that’s what can be exciting about music, take something out of the...

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[NSFW] John Palatinus: Vintage Male Physique

“There was a whole group, a small community of dedicated people who wanted to show their progress. I think it is important when you are young and beautiful to be photographed so you can look back...

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BLOCatastrophe

After what I experienced at Bloc I have to admit that I and thousands of others were completely taken in by the promise of a professionally-run event in an innovative new venue with an incredible...

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Anklepants (Reechard Farché)

Anklepants is the electronic barrel organ of your Freudian nightmares . The nightmares where you are being psychoanalyzed by a traveling salesman with a penis for a face. It's a silly stuff that...

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Devil Sold His Soul [Live]

Then, coming to the end of a great set, disaster strikes. “This is our last song”, announces Ed. We’re treated to the opening guitar line of what I suspect was ‘Darkness Prevails’, before...

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Turmeric: Virus Killer

"I know this works. I know it works because I have seen it happen in real life," Narayanan says. "I eat it every day. I make it a point of adding it to vegetables I cook. Every single day."...

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Twitter Storms

It’s dangerous, people are not who they seem on the internet. Inside those twitter storms (I’ve had a few) there are usually one or two who hang around for a week or so, its easy to pick up...

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Basinski/LCO [Live Review]

The story of these Disintegration Loops already carries great emotional weight. Basinski completed the work of producing new originals from his damaged tapes on September 11th, 2001 and spent the...

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Women’s Professional Football Challenges

Carter also states that societal beliefs about women's bodies affect the way they deal with pain and injuries. "While visible injuries on the field are dealt with similarly through a culture of...

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Loitered Lens: Jurojin

'Although during the first few songs, they came across as your standard four-piece doomy metal band with powerful vocals and formulaic song structures, when their turbaned tabla drums player joined...

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A Progress [Theatre]

Carl Heap's style has always invited some form of audience involvement, In the past, this has extended to the gentle conscription of audience members for selected moments and scenes – helping to...

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Chrysalis: Taragano Theatre

Although I may not accept the central premise of Chrysalis, there is no denying that Mariana Taragano’s ability to harness the talents of others and use a collaborative approach in choreography and...

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Blur, New Order [Live]

New Order. Their set is fuelled by absence’s tension from the outset but Bernard Sumner is making light of this. After the group are introduced he quips “apparently we’re New Order, we’ll do...

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The Island President: [DVD]

The Maldives are known to the rest of the world as an idyllic holiday spot, whereas the everyday reality is growing deadly, and director Jon Shenk does a wonderful job of capturing the islands'...

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