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Fringe Music

Fringe 2022: Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse Review

Tribute acts can always be a bit of a risk: no one wants to be forced to sit for an hour in a small venue listening to their favorite artists’ music be butchered by a tacky impersonator. However, in this case, the risk was definitely worth it. The Night Owl’s show Back to Black: Amy […]

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Memories of the King of Spin

This article was originally submitted on the 15th March Picture this: a midsummer’s day in 2005, you’re sat at Lords. The Aussies are in town for the classic biennial standoff. They have a formidable team, with a record to match. Between them they have over 700 caps compared to a fairly inexperienced English squad, many […]

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Science

A tribute to Stephen Hawking: a great scientist and a great man

On March 14 ,the world received the news that the legendary physicist Professor Stephen Hawking had died at the age of 76. Paying tribute to their father, his three children –  Lucy, Robert and Tim – said “he once said, ‘it would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people […]

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Film

Alan Rickman: a tribute

“I don’t play villains, I play very interesting people”, said one of the finest actors of our generation when met with interrogation from a young fan. The droll response characterised the lauded career of Alan Rickman, but told only a half-truth. The characters he portrayed; from the tragic Severus Snape to the Machiavellian Hans Gruber […]

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Sport

Benaud’s death a huge loss to the broadcasting world

There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe Richie Benaud, both as a man and a broadcaster. His untimely death at the age of 84 just under three weeks ago was met with sadness and praise in equal measure, such was the high regard in which he was held. This was a man who was deemed […]