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Merlin has been cancelled, just when it was getting really good

Merlin as we know it will not be returning to our Saturday teatime screens, and I for one am quite upset

After five years, Merlin is about to bite the dust. Despite hopes that the series would be renewed for a sixth year, it has been announced that the show will wrap up with a two-part story at Christmas. There may be films or spinoffs after that, which could either continue the story or reboot it completely, but that's beside the point. Merlin as we know it won't be coming back, and I for one am quite upset.

The biggest joy of Merlin came from watching it improve year on year. When it began, for all its flashy production values, Merlin basically told the same story every week.

A disgruntled sorcerer would sneak into Camelot, angered by King Uther's hawkish anti-magic stance, and try to kill Prince Arthur. Then Merlin
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Wild Nothing – Nocturne Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I didn’t go to Reading, or Leeds, this year. I haven’t woken this morning in a field. No, I’ve woken this morning surrounded by empty cans wearing pyjama bottoms and a Converge T Shirt. Most painful of all about my not having gone to Reading, or Leeds, most heartachingly painful of all, is that I didn’t see The Cure play a majestic three hour set.

Watching them from the comfort of my bed, attired in the aforementioned, on BBC iPlayer is not the same. Hangover breakfast of champions or not; gammon steak and scrambled egg (I like protein) splashed with mustard and red sauce. Chased of course with a coffee and a cigarette.

However, by way of compensation I have been gifted with something this week. That something is Wild Nothing’s sophomore effort Nocturne. How this is compensation will be made clear soon.
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Sketchy Details: A conversation with illustrator Loston Wallace

Trevor Hogg chats with illustrator Loston Wallace who provides a personal tour of his commissioned artworks...

“I've been drawing since I was four years old,” states American Illustrator Loston Wallace whose fascination with comic books, cartoons, science fiction, and horror films, such as the Universal Monster classics, is reflected in his artwork. “My formal art training came from attending the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art where I met my wife Carolyn.” The native of Clintwood, Virginia began his professional career by illustrating role-playing games such as Deadlands: The Weird West, Battletech, Indiana Jones, and Shadowrun. “In 1998, I began freelancing for the DC Comics Licensing Department, where I illustrated children's books based on Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series.” The job would last for 12 years and during that time Wallace produced books for Krypto the Superdog and The DC Super Friends. “In 2001, I was one
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Guns N' Roses leads list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

  • Nerve
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its list of 2012 inductees, which includes Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Rod Stewart's former band The Faces, singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, blues guitarist Freddie King, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The artists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 14, which is a perfect time for classic-rock fans to come down to the Cleve to take in the majestic beauty of northeast Ohio in the springtime the fabulous regional cuisine extensive cultural offerings in the downtown area an Indians game. The list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released a few months ago, and The Cure, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. and Rakim were among the names who didn't make the cut (which means that somewhere, Robert Smith's maid is desperately trying to [...]
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