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By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 1:51 pm

Drag and Dubstep: 2011’s Apocalyptic Sounds, Notebook

Drag and Dubstep: 2011’s Apocalyptic Sounds

Prince once sang, ‘…two thousand zero zero, party over, whoops, out of time. So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999’. Singing about the advent of the apocalypse (it was 1982, but he was thinking futuristic as per), the philosophy he presented was that – should such an event occur – the only thing to do would be to forget your worries and fears: and simply dance your socks off. As I’m sure we’d agree anyone would be wise to do at particularly difficult and challenging times in life.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 12:49 pm

Irkafirka: daily cartoon for a digital age, Notebook

Irkafirka: daily cartoon for a digital age

A quick hat-tip today to the excellent Irkafirka, who took me up on the challenge of illustrating one of those vague metaphorical conceits record labels use to confuse reviewers recently.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 12:16 pm

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?, Notebook

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?

The latest BBC report has claimed that NHS consultants are “playing the system” to benefit from overtime rates of £600 per four hour period. The story on the 6 o’clock news last week even managed to oust the devastating Brisbane floods out of the top slot.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds, Games

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring the Disney meets Final Fantasy RPG that is Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; shadow play from echochrome ii; a cacophony of destruction in Eat Them! and death from above in Angry Birds.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 10:44 am

Tunisia is burning…, Notebook

Tunisia is burning…

On Saturday morning, 100 people gathered outside the Tunisian embassy in London.  The blustering wind could not dampen their spirit; a revolution had happened.  A girl standing next to me introduces herself as Kaouther Ferjani; she says that her father was a political opponent of President Ben Ali, and she has been unable to visit [...]

By | Notebook | Sunday, 16 January 2011 at 9:52 am

Ear To The Ground: RoxXxan, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: RoxXxan

I first came across Birmingham-born RoxXxan in 2009, when she attended my club night, ChockABlock. She was surrounded by a very male-dominated audience, waiting patiently for her turn to jump on the microphone, something I hadn’t seen a female MC do in a very long time; it was definitely refreshing to see.

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 2:49 pm

One year after the earthquake, Haitians need real self-determination, Notebook

One year after the earthquake, Haitians need real self-determination

On Tuesday 12th January 2010, an earthquake of epic proportions hit the Caribbean island of Haiti. Despite international outcry and millions of pounds being poured into the country, we are now one year on, and over a million people are living in tents.

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 11:15 am

The Idiot’s Guide to Anorexia, Notebook

The Idiot’s Guide to Anorexia

Inspired by the claims of the now infamous (well done for that) Kenneth Tong, I thought I would use his inane drivel and his theory of “managed anorexia” to compile this, The Idiot’s Guide to Anorexia.
1. Anorexia is NOT a lifestyle choice.
Kenneth Tong claimed that he didn’t promote Anorexia, but “managed anorexia,” a term that [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 1:30 am

The case for ‘home abortions’, Notebook

The case for ‘home abortions’

Early Medical Abortion (EMA, aka the abortion pill) is a simple and safe procedure for abortion in the first nine weeks of pregnancy. The treatment involves taking two sets of pills, up to 48 hours apart, to induce a miscarriage.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 13 January 2011 at 4:22 pm

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