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A Giant Waste of Time

The Arbiter  •  August 3, 2014

A Giant Waste Of Time Ft. Nicki Minaj

With impressive engineering skills and little imagination from the creators of the now ubiquitous Liverpool Giants, the past week saw thousands of people scuttling to Liverpool City Centre to crane their necks and stand mouth agape, in child-like wonder at something quite big. Yes big, not giant, not mind-dwarfingly huge or even remotely towering. Yet…


Talkies  •  May 9, 2014

Fargo (TV)

Aside from the largest city in North Dakota to which it refers, Fargo is also a cult-movie classic turned new channel 4 drama series, created by those precocious Coen Brothers. Returning to their ominous tale of murder and morals in a Minnesotan town, the Coens prove that they still have more stories to tell. The…

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Talkies  •  April 30, 2014


“Some things are worth melting for.” says Olaf, the re-animated, animated snowman of Disney’s latest offering; the astonishingly popular Frozen. While this is the kind of sickneningly sentimental dialogue we’ve all come to expect from Disney, Frozen made a valiant go at thawing my icy heart, with another story about princesses. Though at first glance,…

Do these glasses make me look smug?

The Arbiter  •  April 8, 2014

Shut Your Facebook; A Self-indulgent Mess

Depending on your broadcast predilections, I like to believe that television can be a resource of cultural and topical information, much of which is broadcast on BBC 1 & BBC2. Insightful programming that provides an educational experience and enriches your worldly knowledge as much as any book. At the other end of the spectrum is…


Conjecture  •  April 5, 2014

Room At The In-crowd? Motel Bar

Forgive me the wordplay, but I recently ‘checked in’ to Liverpool’s Motel bar for a quiet, early evening pint, with my best girl. Sequestered away in its own hidden corner of Fleet Street, with only a humbly proportioned neon-sign (Sadly, not yet flickering from constant illumination, in that romantically sinister sort-of-way) duo-syllabically declaring this establishment…

Like Morrissey, if he let himself go.

Talkies  •  March 24, 2014

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

I’d be remissed if I failed to admit, I feel under-qualified to write about comedian Stewart Lee. Perhaps best described as, the Morrissey of comedy, (not just because of his analogous ressemblance to the mopey musician) with his acerbic wit and intelligence, It feels as though only Stewart Lee himself, possesses the lexicon to provide…

Dengeneres and  "friends"

The Self  •  March 20, 2014

Health And ‘Selfie’

Is there anything more vain and self-indulgent than a clumsily-posed ‘selfie’? Granted, my irritation primarily stems from the term itself(ie), rather than the act of amateur one-dimensional photography. But the two tend to bleed together to create a singular paroxysm of annoyance and anger (basically, it pisses me off). After Ellen Degeneres snapped a selfie…


Talkies  •  March 15, 2014

Insidious: Chapter 2

You weren’t there. So there is no possible way for you to imagine how high I leaped out of my chair, once my eyes adjusted, and I saw what was lurking behind a thinly-veiled curtain. This was the first real scare, orchestrated by writer Leigh Whannell and James Wan; director of ‘Insidious’ (that’s a horror…


The Arbiter  •  February 27, 2014

Netflix Syndrome – An Alternative to Television

Like a lot of people these days, I don’t watch television anymore. I watch Netflix. If you don’t know what Netflix is, it’s a bit like Blockbuster, except it still exists, and you don’t have to leave the house to pick up something to watch, or even have a life. In fact, a singular reliance…


Gaming  •  February 21, 2014

Dark Souls

In anticipation for the release of Dark Souls II, I’d like to go back to its predecessor; and my first experience with masochistic gaming. I initially acquired Dark Souls from a friend, who offered me the game at a fraction of the price he paid for it, (i.e buying the first couple of rounds down…