Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here – XL

Tom Bonnick It takes a certain amount of chutzpah for anyone to describe a record released before spring’s even broken as one of the best of the year with a straight face, but perhaps that’s only appropriate when the…

Valentine’s Day (Dir: Garry Marshall)

Luke James Valentine’s Day, directed by Garry Marshall, stars almost every romcom American actor you can think of. From Ashton Kutcher to Julia Roberts, the list is almost endless. The story is about what multiple couples are doing on…

Interfaculty cup ends in draw

Harry Tattersall Smith Ominous weather forecasts had threatened to put a dampener on GUSA’s annual inter-faculty sports extravaganza, yet the glorious occasion was matched only by the gloriously unseasonal sunshine that flirted with Glasgow for the weekend before returning…

Micmacs (Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Lee Roden The Glasgow Film Festival has literally opened with a bang, courtesy of the Scottish premier of Jean–Pierre Jeunet’s (Amelie, Delicatessen) Micmacs. The film is a comedy centring on the arms trade (is that even possible? Only Jeunet…

News in brief 22/02/10

University appoints first female Regius Chair Professor Anna Dominiczak OBE has become the first woman to be appointed to one of the thirteen Regius Professorships available at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Dominiczak is Head of Cardiovascular and Medical…

Child’s play it ain’t

Sage Pearce-Higgins discusses the importance of satire in Nabokov’s fiction In 2008, Woolworths briefly stocked a range of children’s bedroom furniture with the brand-name Lolita. Initially baffled by the complaints that were made, the company subsequently withdrew the items…