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By Edward White On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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Hot air: Loud Trump politely ignored by Scots

Scotland has approved the construction of a wind-farm situated off the coast of Aberdeen, much to the dismay of leather-faced shit-magnate Donald Trump.   The custard-maned billionaire criticised the construction More...

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By Edward White On Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Armenia’s Compulsory Chess Curriculum (and how it might change the world.)

In an attempt to make the world a brighter place, Armenia has added compulsory chess lessons to its curriculum for pupils as young as seven. Beyblades and Pokemon cards just won’t cut the mustard for More...

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By Edward White On Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Ashley Cole’s 100th Cap and World-Class Wilshere

It was a match of many landmarks, arranged to celebrate 150 years of FA bureaucracy and incidentally falling on the centennial caps of two modern-day legends. Brazil were welcomed to Wembley, the site of their More...

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By Edward White On Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
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Fascinating People #3 – Bob Dylan: The (Anti)-Social Revolutionary

From unwitting civil rights figurehead to evangelical outcast, Robert Allen Zimmerman and his divergent ideologies have had a profound effect on contemporary popular culture. With a sound planted More...

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By Edward White On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Barclays Premier League: Team of the Week 29/10/12

 Goalkeeper – Julio Cesar (Arsenal  1-0 QPR)     The 33 year old Brazilian keeper, once nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or, displayed exactly the sort of class and stoicism that enabled him to play More...

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By Edward White On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Fascinating People #2: Lord Byron – The first global superstar

The archetypal contentious celebrity, Lord Byron can be seen as the birth of cultural iconicism. Renowned for his sexual, political and literary exploits throughout early 19th century Europe, Byron cultivated More...

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By Edward White On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Blackburner: Planet Earth Attack – review

A variety of dubstep and electro soundscapes heavily influenced by metal and nu-metal, Planet Earth Attack by Blackburner (the pseudonym of former metal guitarist and vocalist Skyla Talon) combines the melodic More...

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By Edward White On Friday, October 12th, 2012
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Fascinating People #1 – Nikola Tesla: The Ultimate Visionary

Lately, I have been struck by the realisation that our modern culture of celebrity is extremely misguided. It constitutes a celebration of mediocrity and notoriety, rather than representing the real value in More...

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By Edward White On Friday, October 12th, 2012
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Focus: X – review

Progressive rock at its best: avant-garde, chaotic and yet tensely atmospheric. X, the most recent album from Dutch art-rock supremos Focus, has a song for every occasion. From flute jazz-metal to organ ballad, More...