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Will Baldwin-Pask

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Album: ‘A Deeper Understanding’ – The War on Drugs

The classic rock revivalists return with more grand structures, more guitar solos and more songs than necessary

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Summer 2017 Review: Westeros vs. The West Wing

How the gory, magical escapism of ‘Game of Thrones’ lost out to a White House in chaos

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‘Villains’ – Queens of the Stone Age

On their seventh album, the ever-strong survivors of alternative rock try new things with the same old successes

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General Elections 2017: Don’t forget to v-sign

The British people keep calling the government’s bluff, so why are they still going all-in?

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Live: Tom Misch

Your girlfriend’s favourite new producer takes his bedroom-made beats to stage via the best means possible – jazz.

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Album: Kings of Leon – ‘WALLS’

The one-time ‘biggest band in the world’ have little to lose or prove with their seventh output: Will the Nashville boys regain their title?

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Manning up with a meat-free method

I was in a dark place, like Charlie Sheen, or a Chilean miner

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Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die” – A Modern Feminist Masterpiece?

19 years since Biggie Smalls’ death, can we interpret one of rap’s classics as an unlikely take on feminism?

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Live review: Red Bull Culture Clash

Manchester hosts the semi-final of the nation’s most manic live music competition. The winner takes all—including a claim to best new act in the city. There can only be one

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Floating Points – A Tale of Two Sets

Manchester-born Floating Points takes on the challenge of a live set followed by four hours at Hidden in the space of one night. But who would prevail: the producer, or the DJ?

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First our toilet paper, whatever will be next?

Will Baldwin-Pask serves us up a steaming pile of bile as he takes the university’s waste management problems to the cleaners

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Feminism and the new threat to equality

Will Baldwin-Pask argues that the debate surrounding gender equality can exclude men from something that they should, and need to be a part of