Mobile Phone Culture

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The key feature in mobile phones today is their connectivity to the internet as it opens a whole new spectrum of possibilities. You can watch your favourite videos on popular websites like YouTube. Others use them for more practical things like communicating with their relatives abroad via different apps. If you have seen a review […]

Most Popular Music Genres Right Now

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Music is an art form and as such it evolved as people of different cultures and time periods looked for a way to express themselves. It consists of a few different elements we know as rhythm, dynamics, pitch and the sound quality of timbre and texture. The music emphasises, de-emphasises or omits some of those […]

Legal Bookmakers Operating in Asia

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Sports betting in Asia is quite an extensive topic to talk about, considering that Asia is the largest gambling market as over 60% of the global population lives in this part of the world. Being as large as it is, it’s only normal for the continent to offer very diverse views on gambling. As such, […]

South Korean Gaming Culture

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South Korea is famous for its online gaming culture and rightly considered the capital of e-sports. More than half of South Koreans (25.3 million of them) are gamers. South Korea is the sixth largest gaming market in the world, by game revenues. It is preceded only by China, US, Japan, Germany and the UK. In […]

Badly Drawn Boy

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Badly Drawn Boy was one of the big names performing at this year’s Galway Arts Festival. Open went along to catch the woolly hat-wearing performer in the unlikely setting of the Radisson Blu Hotel’s Live Lounge. A hotel bar does not seem like the most appealing of venues to watch a singer/songwriter perform, and we […]

Football Fan Culture and Its Power

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Judging by the number of fans, football is by far the most popular sport in the world, with no less than 3.5 billion estimated fans around the world. And considering the sport’s long and glorious history, its huge fanbase seems to also go beyond concepts like race, language, age, and gender. Actually, we can safely […]

The Rise and Fall of River Nelson

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River Nelson’s debut album is an infectious, socially conscious yet upbeat effort that recalls the work of British rapper Ty and Chicago’s Common. “You’re gonna hear some original black poetry” begins the album, before launching into ‘Always Winter’, a ditty which could be as much about London as it is about the harsh Brooklyn winter. […]