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Culture  •  November 24, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Laces Out! – More Than Just A Shopping Trip

Coming from Kent, I have always felt that my credentials in the trainer department could never match up to any Scouser’s. I was even felt there was a far-fetched possibility of being refused entry to, Laces Out!, purely on the basis of my footwear. Plumping for a pair of red-and-blue Adidas LA Trainers, I set off for…

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The Fan  •  November 20, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Football Casuals – Anything But

My sincerest apologies for this blatant stereotype, it is solely intended for explanatory purposes. First and foremost, the lad’s footwear; the Adidas Samba, to a Scouse lad, is what Jordan’s are to any basketball fan – unquestionably essential. Hopeless analogies aside, the widespread popularity of brands such as Adidas and Ellesse (represented by the lairy…

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Up North  •  September 19, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

TWT: A Celebration Of Politics, Art, Culture And Community

The World Transformed comes to Liverpool next weekend aiming to promote a radical, positive vision for the future, with a celebration of politics, art, music, culture and community. The festival will run alongside the Labour Party Conference, from the23rd – 27th of September and will be hosted by a coalition of grassroots groups and Momentum. It will be held…

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The Self  •  November 27, 2014  •  by Katy Murphy

Su’in Dressed As Lamb

In any major fashion city originality comes alike en masse. To further the idea that Japanese culture tends to take the most garish forms of aesthetics and push the styling beyond the boundaries of taste, creating by proxy, an image that misses the point entirely but instead makes its own out of sheer extremity, then…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 12, 2014  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Very Important Plebs

There was a time in Liverpool when public spaces, bars, clubs and venues would open their doors to like-minded individuals in order to gather for an event, safe in the knowledge that there wouldn’t be a breakaway group present – lauding their status over the rest of us. A chance encounter with a stranger – good…

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Talkies  •  April 24, 2014  •  by Katy Murphy

Random Acts Of Violence (Everyone’s A Hipstocrite)

“A unique satirical serial killer mockumentary slash social commentary of the infested creative scene, like. An upbeat, snarling piece of pretentiousness. If you get it, you’re in the gang. If you don’t, you deserve to die. Five stars!“– Jiminy Cricket I have always buzzed off fly-on-the-wall films, and the staged reality ‘mockumentary’ is a genre…

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Music  •  April 5, 2014  •  by David Weaver

Threshold 2014

This is your correspondent’s second time at the Threshold Festival, and he’s found the experience to be slightly befuddling as well as highly entertaining. The Festival takes place amid Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, a loose collection of converted warehouses which by day serves local industry. During the day it’s a place where web-design companies rub shoulders…

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The Self  •  March 20, 2014  •  by Daniel Pearce

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…

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Talkies  •  January 24, 2014  •  by Greed Crow

My Last Day

My last day is a nine minute, animated short depicting the events of the last day of the life of Jesus Christ. The story is told as it is witnessed through the eyes of the Penitent thief, also known as the Thief on the Cross or the Good Thief (thanks Google) who is also being…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 14, 2013  •  by Iona Johnson

It’s Still Hard Out Here

Lily Allen made a very welcome return to the music scene on Monday shrouded in the kind of controversy she is surely used to, but the uproar that surrounded the release shows how much the media’s attitude towards women needs to change. Lily voices the issues all women with a strong mind have been trying…