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FLATLINERS | FILM PREVIEW

FLATLINERS | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Niels Arden Oplev (15, 115 mins) A remake of an extremely kitsch 1990s horror that starred Kiefer Sutherland and a lot of dry ice, this promises more schlocky fun. Five medical students play with the boundaries between life and death by stopping their hearts on purpose for seconds and eventually minutes before being […]

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ONE LOUDER | MUSIC FEATURE

ONE LOUDER | MUSIC FEATURE

THE vast, vast majority of what is produced under the banner of ‘journalism’ in the modern era is a pointless waste of energy. You know this, I know this and we probably don’t need to be any more specific about the people involved, who also generally know this. Some of them know it profoundly enough […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: FOOD AND DRINK | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: FOOD AND DRINK | FEATURE

FOOD AND DRINK Selected by CHRIS HAYES CAFÉ 37/RAMONS As a student, you’re likely to have a few hangovers, and some will be worse than others. Nothing solves that like a good Full English (or Full Welsh, depending on who you ask). Salisbury Road hosts two excellent breakfast spots in the heart of studentville. Ramons […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

SHOPPING AND FASHION Selected by HANNAH SILVEY and HELEN PAYNE ST DAVID’S Now in most cities you have a large shopping centre and we don’t want to toot our own horns, but we think Cardiff is one of the best. It’s huge for one and the shops are different sizes, meaning there are the usual […]

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RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

Sweet, spicy and sumptuous, this spiced rice is a perfect side dish to barbequed meat if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual potato salad. And, if like me, you hate waste, this recipe can be adjusted to transform leftover rice into a filling and healthy lunch to take to work the next day. […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: DAYS OUT | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: DAYS OUT | FEATURE

DAYS OUT Selected by DAFYDD HAINE CARDIFF BAY Before the millennium, much of what is now Cardiff Bay was derelict or unused land, remnants of the industrial hub of Tiger Bay. Since then, the area has been extensively re-developed for public use, with spacious plazas stretching out along the barrage to Penarth headland, and plenty […]

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BORG/MCENROE | FILM PREVIEW

BORG/MCENROE | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Janus Metz (15, 100 mins) The epic battle between tennis giants Bjorn Borg and John ‘you cannot be serious’ McEnroe is given cinematic centre court in Janus Metz’s snapshot of the two players. Borg, played by Sverrir Gudnason, is placid, controlled, and dubbed a machine by his arch-rival the volatile McEnroe, played with […]

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MOVING KINGS | BOOK REVIEW

MOVING KINGS | BOOK REVIEW

Joshua Cohen (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Cultures collide in this ambitious novel, exploring the lives of men seeking a place within foreign lands. After completing a stint of military service for the Israeli Defence Forces, Yoav and Uri head to America, working for King’s Moving – a firm run by a relation of Yoav. Here they discover […]

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SEPTEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

SEPTEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

STARCRAFT REMASTERED **** Blizzard, PC This title needs little explanation: it’s essentially just the remastered version of the 1998 classic RTS. While the look has been updated, they’ve been careful to maintain the feel of the original by simply adding more details rather than completely rehauling the game. The gameplay is the same as ever, […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: CLUBS AND LIVE MUSIC | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: CLUBS AND LIVE MUSIC | FEATURE

CLUBS + LIVE MUSIC Selected by DAFYDD HAINE and HELEN PAYNE JACOB’S ANTIQUES Located behind the Central Station, and ironically surrounded by gleaming, everyday office blocks, Jacob’s Antiques is one of Cardiff’s most unique and beloved late-night spaces. A multi-floor emporium by day, at night the building is regularly co-opted by some of the city’s […]

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