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Scotch Nights of 2014

I decided to make 2014 a year of exploration into the variety of Scotches – single malts & blends. It actually took a progression for me to start appreciating this spirit. 308 more words

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Primus - The Strangest Platinum-Selling Band Ever

Primus are a strange band. Not strange in the way that bands like Muse or Biffy Clyro get called strange – Primus are downright weird. They’re the reason the word ‘quirky’ was invented. 1,010 more words


The Return Of The Thin White Duke: The Remarkable Resurgence Of Bowie

2013 was a particularly great year for music. Yes, physical music sales were still yearning for the old days and only one in seventeen people downloaded music legally (don’t quote – not an accurate statistic) but in terms of the music released, many of the world’s biggest stars returned boasting new and exciting material – and many fresh young faces announced themselves to the big stage in a memorable way. 706 more words

David Bowie

CCCU Engaging Sociology hosts Professor Lord Giddens: Off the Edge of History

By Daniel Smith

Last night CCCU sociology were delighted to host Professor Lord Anthony Giddens for our second Engaging Sociology event, open to students, staff and the public. 1,006 more words

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Our third term inside the White House with Frank & Claire

When we last saw Frank Underwood he had just entered the Oval Office for the first time after having become President of the United States. He slips on his signet ring, deep in thought, proudly standing over his new hunting ground, where soon he will be feeding on the insects that now lay below him. 1,292 more words

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Book Review - Yoshida's "Hanshin Tigers"

As I perused the baseball section at the local library, this book seemed like one I should read. Nothing about the cover or the title would compel anyone to read it, but the author’s name might make you feel like you should. 611 more words