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Past articles by Carl:

Manchester United v Liverpool: Why was the game postponed after protests?

Manchester United against Liverpool was called off on Sunday evening after fans protested outside Old Trafford. This is why... → Read More


Blood Orange – 'Negro Swan' review

Blood Orange – 'Negro Swan' review. Opening to the ambient sounds of New York traffic, 'Negro Swan' is another fantastic chapter in the career of music polymath Dev Hynes. In the two years si → Read More


The Internet – 'Hive Mind' review

Syd Tha Kid and her R&B cohorts put their heads together to create a towering achievement that combines Motown melodies with pop heartbreak → Read More

The Nolan brothers’ obsession with mystery brought The Dark Knight’s Batman back to his roots

Batman is known as The World’s Greatest Detective, but it took Christopher and Jonathan Nolan love of puzzles and noir to put him on screen. → Read More

Why the beauty of the World Cup is in its stories

If the World Cup was a sitcom, Russia 2018 would be the series finale → Read More

How The Simpsons mistreats its best character, Lisa

The show punishes Lisa for being the ‘smart one’; making her defend the show against accusations of racism is the greatest punishment of all → Read More

Power Rangers proves that not all superhero remakes need to be gritty

The new Power Rangers movie starts off with the end of the world. In a grim, dark and depressing, cold opening, Bryan Cranston’s Zordon sets up some classic Power Rangers lore, before all hope is lost. The villain wins, and Earth is never the same again. It then immediately leads into a joke about masturbating a bull. No, really.Behind the odd looking Iron Man redux armour, a noticeably more… → Read More

The candidates for 'The Apprentice' this year are all kinds of school prefect

Series 12 starts BBC One on Thursday October 6. → Read More

Katy Perry got 'naked' in a comedy video to get Americans to vote

That's one way to get people interested in their democratic rights. → Read More

Here are the cheapest places you can pick up FIFA 17

Get the game for cheap. → Read More

Conor McGregor and Kit Harington mean business in the spectacular new Call of Duty trailer

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare goes on release on November 4. → Read More

Non-League player pulls off the oldest trick in the book on this unsuspecting referee

Classic comedy. → Read More

That viral New York subway singer put in an amazing performance on James Corden’s show

Mike Yung performed a stunning rendition of 'Unchained Melody'. → Read More

New stats bring us closer to knowing Netflix's most-watched shows

The top 20 for June has been released. → Read More

This 100 year-old tortoise has had so much sex he's saved his species

What's the biggest achievement you've pulled off thanks to sex? Did you learn to play an instrument? Practise another language? Get really into art? People have done amazing things thanks to sex. Bill Murray spend the best part of 34 years learning to become a better man because he wanted to hook up with Andie MacDowell in Groundhog Day. You can do a lot of good things thanks to sex is what… → Read More

The new season of South Park is lewd, crude and more dangerous than ever

South Park came back with a bang this week, with the opening episode of season 20 taking aim at... well everyone really. Fresh off a mind bending season 19, where the citizens of South Park somehow found themselves at war with sponsored ads, this time around Trey Parker and Matt Stone are going in on the Presidential election. And by going in, we mean going in. This stuff is merciless. In the… → Read More

Why FIFA'S “The Journey” Mode is going to be such a big deal

FIFA's new mode is revolutionary in more ways than one... → Read More

Michy Batshuayi can't stop joking about his FIFA 17 rating

The Chelsea striker can't get over his passing rating... → Read More

Everything you need to know about the FIFA 17 demo coming out tomorrow

FIFA 17 is almost here. Almost. After hype, speculation and numerous teases, this week will see the release of the FIFA 17 demo. FIFA 17, in your homes. No more messing. Just for you to enjoy. Here's what you can expect. (In the interest of fairness, it's only right we tell you the demo for Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is out right now.) There will be 12 teams available The new demo will… → Read More

People can't stop taking the piss out of David Cameron after he resigned as an MP

Ta ra mate. → Read More