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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rachael takes her place in the infamous black chair.

Mastermind success for blind University of Manchester student

‘Festive Fifty’ expert Rachael Neiman through to the semi-finals

The Coronas followed up a support slot on The Script's European tour with a headline date at the Ruby Lounge

The Coronas/The Nankeens

Up and comers from Salford and Dublin brought their national jaunt to the Ruby Lounge

Photo: scaryredhair @ Flickr.

Champions League exit displays City’s identity problems

Alex Underwood explores Manchester City’s balancing act between local and international success.

The remote: David Seamen's worst enemy. Photo:  Sharon Drummond

Bizarre Sport special: five of the weirdest injuries

Five of the strangest injuries you’ll hear about.

English National Ballet. "Sleeping Beauty". Vadim Muntagirov, Tamara Rojo and Daria Klimentova.

Review: The Sleeping Beauty

The English National Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty is a technically beautiful ballet, grounded in a convincing emotional reality


Hitman: Absolution – Review

Michael Howe looks at Agent 47’s return to action


Retro Corner: Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings

Jack Crutcher looks back at the breakthrough RTS Age of Kings

For graduates a degree is not enough. Photo: University of Manchester.

‘It’ll look good on your CV’

On their own, degrees may not be enough but employers’ obsession with ‘extracurricular activity’ leaves Tom Glasser exasperated

Students after an exam at Oxford University. Photo: Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha

Top professions dominated by private school leavers

Oxbridge and leading private schools produce the majority of top professionals

Alice Glass cut a more subdued figure than usual. Photo: Chris Atto

Live: Crystal Castles

The Canadian duo bring their now-more-sedate live show to the Academy

Still life #1, 2012 
Emulsion on print
(© Fraser Chapman)

Review: Fraser Chapman at the Cornerhouse

Clayton Fuller visits The Cornerhouse to have a look at the latest cafe-bar exhibition by Fraser Chapman

The Pogues look set to top the charts this Christmas, marking a move away from the recent domination of reality television. Photo: Iain Mullan

The race for Christmas Number One

We take a look at the history of a festive national institution – the battle for Christmas number one