Month: July 2014

Virtual Gains, Real Pains?

Virtual Gains, Real Pains?

Video games are more addictive than ever, with online virtual economies and never-ending game structures. But what can be done to overcome what China dubs its ‘biggest youth problem’? Sam Bliss reports.

Song of the Week: July

Song of the Week: July

As Melbourne descends into the heart of winter, sporting events around the globe have been gloating at us. Wimbledon basked in sunshine and served up numerous montages filled with jugs of Pimms and lemonade, extravagant hats and strawberries. The World Cup, meanwhile, featured scantily clad beachgoers frolicking on golden sands, […]

Song of the Week: June

Song of the Week: June

  If you’ve ever gone through phases where one genre, band or artist just dominates your musical landscape like a Rothko maroon, then you’ll understand. See, this month, I was listening almost exclusively to tunes filled with modern, electronic wizardry, such as… June 6 Jai Paul – Jasmine For someone […]

Song of the Week: May

Song of the Week: May

I admit…this post title is rather confusing. If you’re at your computer ready to explain the difference between months and weeks to me – no doubt munching a Kit Kat, knowing you – that’s very kind but it’s OK. In this one post there’s a song for each week in May. It’s four weeks […]

Song of the week: April

Song of the week: April

  Three weeks is a long time. Neil Armstrong’s return trip to the moon was completed in under two. Entire wars have been fought; the conveniently named Six-Day War for one. Of course the best example to illustrate sheer industry – winner by unanimous consent – was God, who […]