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From pretty woman to wicked witch

Review by Niamh Ferguson   Julia Roberts stars as the evil Queen Clementianna in Mirror Mirror, a new adaptation of the original fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. At first glance it is easy to draw comparisons with Disney’s 1937 Snow White, however director Tarsem Singh has added …

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Arts

The new Cathedral Quarter

By Niamh Ferguson Yesterday saw the opening of the MAC theatre in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. The Metropolitan Arts Centre, or MAC, contains two theatres and three art galleries as well as a rehearsal space and dance studio. This new complex will bring a lot to the area but will it …

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Caberet restaurant Teatro serves up a real treat

  Last week was unseasonably warm for the end of March and the heat seemingly affected the other half as he suggested taking me out for dinner. Feeling a bit adventurous I decided we should try Teatro on Botanic Avenue, Belfast’s first cabaret restaurant. Teatro has a real bohemian feel, …

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Call for block on suicide internet searches

Jordan Moates considers the need to block internet suicide websites The government should block internet searches for methods of suicide northern Ireland MP Willie McCrea has said. Mr McCrea was speaking as he introduced a 10 minute rule bill in Westminster. Mr McCrea said the thrust of his bill was …

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Your time, our place. Your money?

By Niamh Ferguson This year, Belfast looks set to become a major tourist destination with the launch of “ni2012.” This campaign introduced by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board is dedicated to showing what Northern Ireland can offer on a world stage level. With the Titanic centenary celebrations, the return of …

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Movies

Hungry for More

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has been the film of 2012, as much for the controversy surrounding it as its box office success. As teen movies go this is perhaps the most challenging and thought provoking. The film is based on a Suzanne Collins novel of the same name. …

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Dodds – Investment In Youth The Way Forward

Gerard Walton examines education policy in Northern Ireland. Five years into Northern Ireland’s latest period of devolution, developing the next generation of young people is becoming a key political priority. Diane Dodds MEP, speaking to a group of journalism students in Brussels, outlined the need for school leavers to ‘become …

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The Future of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church’s Future A report by Ethan Loughrey At a time when the Church faces fresh challenges in the wake of sexual abuse scandals, lower mass attendance and most recently, further implications about Cardinal Brady by This World’s programme; how do the young men and women that make up the Church …

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Music

Feeder – Generation Freakshow

Feeder return – but do they still possess the old magic? A review by Gerard Walton There are some bands who don’t know when they are beaten. Since the release of debut album Polythene in 1997, alternative rock group Feeder have been chewed up and spat out by mainstream music …

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Public transport- a low priority, stuck in a vicious cycle

As society is becoming more environmentally conscious, the issue of public transport must be raised. Nadejda Vidinova reports Transport is one of the biggest sources of climate changing gases. As we all know, using buses and trains is far more energy- efficient than private cars. Northern Ireland appears to be …

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