October 2008

York’s smooth progression provides kick-start for season

York’s hockey team earned comfortable progress into the second round of the BUCS Cup competition at the expense of Leeds University fourths…

York Firsts remind the Fourths why they’re number one

An interesting cup draw pitted the University of York Football Club’s first team against its fourth team, and there was only ever going to be one winner…

Merchandise Music

If I asked you who Lord David Dundas was, you might forgivably have trouble answering, even if I was to tell you that he has also had a number 3 hit in the UK and saw top twenty success in the States. The thing is, that was back in 1976, and since then, he’s done, well, nothing that you’re likely to have heard. His song ‘Jeans On’, a catchy little slice of pop-rock, found itself selling Brutus Jeans

Afro-Saxon Soundclash

Olivia Haughton ponders the juxtaposition of vocal polyphony and dubstep

James Cousins

This week’s musical muse originates from a selection of unusual places – a skip, Star Trek and an obscure 1960s group called The Baja Marimba Band. Before you get worried, I’m not a Trekkie and I’m not about to discuss the intricacies of Klingon, but if you are patient, you will be rewarded with the presence of Captain Kirk himself, apparelled in his full musical glory

The Cure – 4:13 Dream

The portents for this album were never good. After the ditching of their atmospheric keyboardist and long-standing lead guitarist some people hoped that this was another in a grand history of reinvigorating Cure lineup shakeups; unfortunately, this has not proven to be the case

The Autumn/Winter Collections of 2008

Looking back at the Autumn/Winter collections of 2008, Venetia Rainey advises on the rising neo-goth trend

Ones to Watch

Though reduced to tears by Louise Williams, course director of Central St Martins famed Fashion MA, Ki
Bellmer’s La Poupée photography, which showed the disassembly and reassembly of plastic body parts. Ward’s designs have a more romantic air, but are etched in violent black and white. The designer is currently working for Alberta Ferretti in Italy, a tenure that one hopes will be short

Step into the God machine

It is by far the biggest, most expensive and most dramatic experiment in the history of mankind. Stefan Hall takes an insider’s look at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

A culture of celebrity-worship

We are fascinated by celebrity culture; what they eat, how they look, and how they act. But do we take our idolotry too far? Holly Thomas explores the rag-mag world

Breast cancer: the naked truth

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month finishes, Antonia Shaw goes behind all the pink ribbons and statistics

Here Come The Girls!

York Netball team deliver a fantastic result in their first home game against Sunderland