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What I’ve Learned About Music Journalism (So Far)

Music journalism you say? I remember when I decided to go into the world of journalism – as a young college student, fresh out of high school, wide-eyed and feeling ready to take on the world. There I was, choosing a major that I felt suited me. I had been writing for a long time, […]

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Five Myths About Christmas Music… and the Realities

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Ed Sheeran is The Worst Artist of the Decade

Now comes the time when every music blog and magazine known to man comes out with its “Artist of the Decade” feature (those still offering print issues capitalize on this by featuring their choice on the cover). Aptly described by Vice as the “decade where it felt like time sped up,” the 2010s were a […]

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We Need Another "Nazi Punks Fuck Off!"

Dead Kennedys’ 1981 single, “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” – as the title suggests – is an order to punk rock fans who align with the far right to get out of the scene. The track is a tightly-coiled blast of harnessed energy, as powerful as a nuclear bomb, as political as anything the band ever […]

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Artists Own the Industry Now!

Do you remember the last time an artist or a song that really captured your mind and your heart? What was that experience like? Was it a mind-blowing, soul-affirming moment that left you a changed person? Did it soothe you? Did it totally rock, man? Read Also: 4 True Crime Channels Every True Crime Fan […]

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Is Art Sometimes Exploitation?

Is Art Sometimes Exploitation? At the tail-end of my previous piece, I quoted singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston and referenced the common (if somewhat mistaken) belief that his fans enjoy mocking his mental illness – exploiting him for a laugh or two. Read Also: Define Success On Your Terms The misconception goes that his “fans” don’t genuinely […]

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Is Imagine Dragons Really the Worst Band Right Now?

In the past decade we’ve seen a new band rise to the top of the charts, against many peoples’ will: Imagine Dragons. Every era of popular music seems to have its worst acts. In the 70s, Pat Boone was notorious for making bad music, the 80s had Vanilla Ice, and in the 90s, with post-grunge […]

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The Conflicting Nature of Dave Chappelle's Recent Netflix Special

Recently, comedian Dave Chappelle released another comedy special on Netflix. Titled Sticks and Stones, it features his trademark brand of attack comedy. If you’ve seen any of his past work, especially his mid-2000s era Comedy Central sketch show Chappelle’s Show, you pretty much know what to expect. Read More Commentaries from Stephanie Knarr Dave Chappelle […]

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Cheers to the Second Roaring Twenties

2020 is around four months away. With that, it means not only a new decade, but also a century since the Roaring Twenties – the decade of Prohibition, jazz music, and the flapper girl craze. Cheers to the Second Roaring Twenties It’s a crazy claim, but we should bring it back. Maybe not the banning […]

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4 True Crime Channels Every True Crime Fan Should Watch

True crime channels are very popular and true-crime is an extremely popular genre, especially with Netflix and other streaming services featuring many good selections (Mindhunter might be my favourite. It’s the really heinous stuff that happens to regular people, the stuff so unbelievable you feel like it can’t be real. A lot of shows that […]

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5 Incredible Podcasts Worth Checking Out

Podcasts are great. Lately, I’ve gravitated toward podcasts. The modern version of radio shows is an exciting communication method, and there are more than 500,000 of them out there. Read more about business, tech, commentaries, financial literacy and have fun with quizzes from faramira.com It’s a beautiful thing that anyone with recording technology can become a host and get their thoughts out […]

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Five Albums You Need to Listen to… Like, Right Now

A fun little parlour game played among music nerds is to name your “desert island mix.” This is a quirky name for the albums you would hope to have if you were stranded on a desert island and couldn’t have any other music to listen to. In other words, it’s your top five favourite albums. […]

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Why it's good to partake in other forms of expression

Every artist has moments when the creative well runs dry. Where you thought you could cruise along indefinitely and never stop producing at a steady (perhaps even prolific) rate, it comes to a sudden, grinding halt. You’re at a standstill; you don’t know what to do. How do you beat these dry spells and get […]

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5 Thriller Shows to Watch in Netflix This Month

Netflix has something for everyone and for every interest. Whether you are a horror buff or a crime show fan, whether you are mystery lover or you pump your adrenaline with  action filled show, whether you are a scifi addict or a history junkie, you will have a lot to entertain yourself in Netflix. However, […]

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Pulp Fiction

Crime  | 1994 | R18 | English | A black comedy, a layered crime drama, unforgettable dialogues, a film without a cause and then Samuel L Jackson. A truly rewatchable fiction. Directed by Quentin Tarantino Staring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson FaramiraSGfaramira.com/

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The Godfather: Part 2

Crime  | 1974 | R | English | A gem of a cinema; acted by the finest, a flawless crime drama masterpiece. The becoming of Vito Corleone and in parallel the reign of his son Michael Corleone in two separate generations is beautifully portrayed in this timeless classic. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Staring Al Pacino, Robert De […]

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The Dark Knight

Action | Crime | 2008  | PG12 | English | A truly dark superhero masterpiece from Christopher Nolan where Heath Ledger gives the performance of the century as the Joker. Probably the greatest superhero movie ever made. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Staring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANtla0BVwBw The second movie in the Batman franchise from Christopher Nolan […]

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Ip Man

Action | 2008 (Hong Kong) | NC15 | Cantonese | An emotional martial art action powerhouse that oozes loyalty, integrity, and patriotism; based on the real life portrayal of famous Wing Chun master Yip Man Directed by Wilson Yip. Staring Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan Unlike other martial arts movie Ip Man is believable and the action depicted are […]

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Ghoul

Horror | 24 August 2018 (India) | NC16 | Hindi | A dystopian future, a bleak world under military rule and an evil, flesh eating shape shifting spirit that is out to wreck vengeance. Directed by Peter Graham Staring  Radhika Apte, Rohit Pathak. “Ghoul”, the latest Netflix horror thriller; a second production from the collaboration of Netflix and Phantom […]

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Andaz Apna Apna

Andaz Apna Apna Comedy, Romance | 1994 | PG | Hindi An absolutely silly and hilarious comedy that will make you “really” laughing and rolling on the floor each time you see it. Another gem of a comedy from Indian Cinema. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi Staring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd_w7Qw8biU […]