Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The Listener: Oasis – Not Just For The Lads?

So you think Oasis are a bunch of lads with their tonsils sticking out, singing the kind of songs that other lads only use...

Hello 2017

Finally! 2016 is over and I made my way to The Old Blue last to check out DIY magazine's top picks for the new...

Are U2 Selfie-Conscious?

Plastic surgeons report that selfies are now a key factor in young women and men wanting to change their appearance. Some doctors say the...

Mama’s Got A Brand New Bag

Sales season is here and we all know the main activity: shopping. Even though shopping feels good to do, thus the term shopping therapy,...

Crank The Amp: 2016’s Memorable Gigs

This week's issue of our Crank The Amp podcast features members of the Rising East Music team picking their personal gigging highlights of 2016. They...

Memories of Manuel

“Que tragedia” for Fawlty Towers. Best known as Manuel, Actor Andrew Sachs has gone, aged 86. The iconic 1970s waiter, In all twelve episodes, With his exaggerated Spanish accent, Brutally...

Generation 7 Eclipses Generation 6

Seven generations of the same game can be repetitive, But Pokémon has taken steps into the wacky and inventive. With the Moon in the East and Sun in...

These Beasts Are Truly Fantastic

You might think that J.K. Rowling’s latest foray into the wizarding world is a spell too far, but the sceptical view has already been...

The Year In Music: Take 3

5. Simplicity // JAWS The last remains of the B-town squad are still making waves with their sophomore album. Simplicity shows how much JAWS have...

The Year In Music: Take 2

David Bowie // ★  The album that summed up the saddest moment of the year - only David Bowie could leave us shrouded in mystery...

Crank The Amp: Album Of The Year 2016

Sunflower Bean came out top of our annual pile, but it was certainly a close run thing. Listen to us arguing it out (in...

The Year In Music: Take 1

Viola Beach // Viola Beach The self-titled first album was released in July, following the tragic death of all four band members and their...

Life of an eSports Competitor

Similar to football, there are coaches, players, managers, owners, sponsors and they are all striving to be the best in competition that they love;...

Oculus: As Much Immersion As You Can Handle

Last month Oculus hosted a public demo of their Virtual Reality (VR) hardware at the Stratford Westfield shopping centre. I went along to try...
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Switched On By The Switch House?

The newly opened extension to the Tate Modern is almost too much to get your head around. And that's just the outside of the...

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