Category: Features

FiSahara Film Festival: Making a Difference Through Film

 Who are the Sahrawi? The Sahrawi are a nomadic people who traditionally roamed the African desert.  What is fascinating is that they are a matriarchal society, and women and men are treated as equals.  According to people interviewed in Sons of Clouds (2008) domestic violence is unheard of in this society, and

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Cos Sometimes I read stuff

As most serious nibblers will be aware, we have recently acquired a new contributor; fantasy author and reviewer of things, Samuel Z Jones.  As Badger co-hosted his online book launch party, he sent her a copy of his most recent book The Baron Moruna to read, presumably so she’d know what

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Battlelore: Middle-Earth Meets Metal

Battlelore is a Fantasy Metal band established in Finland. They base their distinctive sound on the literary works of J R R Tolkien, perhaps most famous for his Lord of the Rings trilogy of books. Despite the fact that Guitar Hero has not yet released a Fantasy Metal edition, Rockonnection

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Misconduct is Something to Shout About!

The Misconducters released their debut album in December of 2010. Angrier than an angry beaver on PCP, It’s All Yours includes re-recorded versions of the four songs on their 2008 EP You’re Asking for It… which, to be fair, I was. Although front man Den has remained a constant on guitar and

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A Prayer for Pussy Riot

If you’ve been living in a box for the past several months you may not have noticed what’s been going on with Russian Punk Rock band Pussy Riot. The band, best known for their impromptu performances in unusual places such as on top of a bus, or in the street,

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