Various Cruelties
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The practice of crucifixion

MANILA, Philippines – Nowadays, the cross is primarily associated with many things: Christianity and Jesus Christ, medicine, and mapping. As the cross continues to be a symbol of aid and salvation, it is easy to overlook the fact that it was once a gruesome instrument of torture and death. The cross ...

Sambo Dasuki’s approach to national security (1)

On Monday, May 14, 2014, millions of Nigerians awoke to news of man’s inhumanity to man. According to The PUNCH newspaper, “Security agencies have confirmed that 71 persons have so far lost their lives in the bomb explosion that occurred at a motor park in Nyanya, a satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja…124...  [Read More...]

What’s the Best Reality Show Ever? Round 2: American Idol vs. America’s Next Top Model

Today we reach the conclusion of the second round of Vulture’s ultimate Reality Rumble, a bracket to determine the greatest season of the greatest reality-TV shows, from The Real World on. Each day, a different writer will be charged with determining the winner of a round of the bracket, until ... More »        


Various Cruelties is an alt soul pop incarnation formed in London, England, United Kingdom in 2010. Initially a solo project envisaged by Liam O'Donnell (vocals/guitar). O'Donnell later added Beanie Bhebhe (vocals/bass/beats), Adam Coney (guitar/vocals) and Dean Valentine (drums) forming a full band in the process. VC released their first singles as limited edition hand stamped vinyls in early 2011. After an appearance on Later with Jools Holland in the UK. They released their first self titled LP Various Cruelties on 30th April 2012 in the UK and October 2012 in the USA.

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