Back on record – the reasons behind vinyl’s unlikely comeback

  The world recently celebrated Record Store Day (April 18), a big day in the life of often-beleaguered bricks-and-mortar record stores, and courtesy of Lee Barron, Northumbria University, Newcastle of The Conversation, we get insight into the ever-increasingly re-popularityof vinyl, and what its resurgence means for the future of the music industry Continue Reading

You thought winter coming was a downer? Try having Jon Snow as a dinner guest (Game of Thrones parody)

  We’ve all been to dinner parties like it. What seems at first like it will be a relaxed evening over great food and fine wines with very good friends suddenly becomes weird, awkward and interminably long thanks to the presence of one unexpected, strange and oddly-self-involved guest with the Continue Reading

Inside Out’s got me feeling Cannes emotions (new clip + posters)

  SNAPSHOT From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and Continue Reading

“Chewie, we’re home”: Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts teaser trailer #2 … and I’m 12 years old again

  As a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer lies wrecked on the sands of the newly-revealed desert planet of Jakku (and the Millenium Falcon, as fast as ever, flies through it with a snazzy new TIE Fighter in hot pursuit) … And a terrifying new villain straight from dark side central casting Continue Reading

Zach Be Nimble: One comedian, a piranha and Sesame Street teach us about being “quick and light”

  It goes without saying that if you want to teach a lesson well, it must involve a piranha. It’s an educational truth so self-evident that it’s a wonder every learning institution in the world isn’t equipped with a school of the cannibalistically-feisty Amazonian creatures. Sesame Street, now in its Continue Reading


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