June 2013

Review: A Reading by Seamus Heaney

York alumnus Seamus Heaney injects his own rich work on North and South to the Festival of Ideas. Georgia Woodroffe reviews

There’s a Vegan in my Kitchen: Una Bella Notte

Enjoy an Italian-style vegan evening with these recipes

Local Hero: Rita Ridgeon celebrates 40 years at York Theatre Royal

Jordan Licht interviews the septuagenarian usher, local celebrity, and occasional performer about forging one of the longest careers in the business

County Warfare

Jamie Summers assesses the plight of Stockport County, as they prepare for life in the sixth tier of English football

A future for GM crops

The debate over whether genetically modified crops should be grown commercially or not has raged on for years

The New Atheists have failed. Religion is a myth, but it’s here to stay.

They abhor fundamentalism, rightly, yet fail to notice their own fundamentalist belief in the utopian power of science and reason

Men’s novice squad claim rowing victory at York Regatta

The Univierity of York Boat Club’s Novice squads put in impressive performances in Sunday’s York Summer Regatta, with the Men’s squad winning their event

Peter Hitchens: The Turning of a Trotskyist

Tom Witherow talks to the Mail on Sunday writer about the conformist reality of modern politics, the addiction debate and why his opinion probably matters more than yours

Steve Richards: Syria, Surveillance and The Sun

Steve Richards, York alumnus and political commentator, caught up with Laura Hughes as he returned for the University’s 50th Anniversary weekend

Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – Magnetic

Goo Goo Dolls’ new album is imbued with a nu-wave vivacity; Katrina Northern reviews

Henley success for women’s rowing squads

The University of York’s Boat Club traveled to Henley last weekend to compete in the most important regatta of the season and both squads produced an impressive display against some of the top boat clubs from all around the world

Review: World War Z

While not being the box-office flop many anticipated, Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse film is a creative failure