Arts

QUB SWOT Fashion Show 2015 a Massive Hit

On the 9th March the annual SWOT Fashion Show took place in the Whitla Hall, in Belfast. Students Working Overseas Trust is a charitable society run by fourth year medics at Queen’s University Belfast. The students raise funds and take them to the third world when they travel to work …

Featured Stories

Review: Loosing with Lipotrim

With summer approaching many of us will be trying every weight loss method from Atkins to Zumba. Despite good intentions if you left it until the last few weeks of your holiday countdown can a liquid diet really help you shed the pounds with minimal effort? One such diet available …

Reviews and Events

Kendrick escapes the cocoon on iconic Butterfly

It’s been three years since Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city sent shockwaves around hip-hop bringing the Compton-based rapper to the mainstream. We’ve anxiously heard of a drastically different sound and direction from his debut record. But finally, Lamar’s second studio album To Pimp A Butterfly has been released and you can …

Movies

50 Shades Of Grey Review

Valentine’s Day marked the release of the much anticipated 50 Shades of Grey, the film adaption of E.L. James’s erotic romance novel, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.  Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey, a successful Billionaire businessman, with a need to control all things sexual and otherwise. Dornan …

Arts

“Musicians are taught to accept the dole”

“Musicians are not being taught to think like business people, they’re being taught to think like someone who’s been given the dole” remarks Daniel Jacobsen, founder of Diatribe Records and musician, known as ‘Zoid’.  Daniel used to be organising the release of niche records with his label, all in the …

Music

Album Review: Zoid – Lyphyz Drumdrops

When Daniel Jacobson, aka ZoiD, was putting together a previous compilation record using jazz musicians, the musicians must have wondered how on earth it was all going to gel together. ZoiD’s music is so texturally rich, with many electronic beeps and snarls that fitting in the natural timbre of jazz …

Movies

Film Review – Frozen

Film Frozen Production Year 2013 Country United States of America Certificate PG Duration 108 minutes Directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Cast Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad,   Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana             Frozen is an animated fairy tale story that has …

Movies

Film Review- American Beauty (1999)

It’s been fifteen years since the cinematic release of American Beauty, Sam Mendes‘ masterful portrait of suburban life, but it would be an uphill battle to find a current film which exhibits the same level of directorial quality or depth of character. The film manages to address several key aspects …

Movies

This Changes Everything

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Dir: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Staring: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansen, Samuel, L. Jackson, Robert Redford. Cert: 12A. Run Time: 136 minutes. “The price of freedom is high… and it’s a price I’m willing to pay. You told me not to trust anyone and …

Arts

ANGEL OLSEN – BURN YOUR FIRE FOR NO WITNESS

“Burn Your Fire for No Witness” is the second full-length LP by Missouri-born singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. This LP, for this reviewer’s money, is of exceptional quality: lyrically and musically. “Burn Your Fire for No Witness” marks something of a departure from her 2012 full-length debut, Half Way Home, and an …