2009 November



Susan Boyle – I Dreamed a Dream – Sony

30th November 2009

Tom Bonnick Susan Boyle must be just about the most apt symbol imaginable of television’s absurdly fickle nature. First she was universally mocked for looking like a crazy cat-lady spinster-type who had the chutzpah to appear in front of the public despite being a bit old; mockery which was swiftly followed by faux-humility and chagrin ...


Having a ball

30th November 2009

Lauren Martin Born in the basement of The Ivy bar to girls in zebra print leggings and the police arrest of a rowdy crowd member, Ballers Social Club was never destined to go quietly. Since it’s creation in late 2007, ‘Ballers’ has grown in musical and artistic directions that command international praise, allowing it to ...


Making up is hard to do

30th November 2009

Jonny Casey When I was asked to write an article debating whether men should wear make-up I have to admit I raised a distinctly un-plucked eyebrow. Like most guys, I’d never given a second thought to the hours (and money) spent preening, reading beauty tips and purchasing make-up that most girls engage in, let alone ...


Fashion for the festive season

30th November 2009

Eleanor Mitchell The festive party season is now in full swing with invitations to glamorous parties flooding through the door. But in the midst of this social whirlwind, most of us will also find ourselves facing family gatherings which throw up a whole new set of wardrobe pitfalls. How will you cope with the sartorial ...


The ‘tache at hand: Mk II

30th November 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith The ill-fated teenage boyband North South once sang, “I’m a man not a boy”, and as a child I took that as my call to arms. But the North South revolution failed, and so did mine. People realised they were rubbish and my parents realised I was 8, and thus biologically not ...


Easy as pie – Christmas biscuits

30th November 2009

Claire Strickett & Rebecca DeWald Who says students have to live on pot noodles and beans on toast? Not us! Each issue our Lifestyle editor shares a recipe that will keep your finances and your body in good shape. When it comes to Christmas, the Germans really know what’s what. We have them to thank ...


Two nations and one voice

30th November 2009

Anthony Silkoff It’s remarkable how differently you perceive the same football match, depending on which side of the stadium you sit. We see whatever fits best with our schema of the world. So when four of us visited Israel and Palestine, we had a choice — to see what we wanted, or to see the ...


A journey into Wayne’s World

30th November 2009

Robin Perkins and Oisín Kealy talk humanism, nudity and Pink Floyd with The Flaming Lips’ leading light, Wayne Coyne Walking in on The Flaming Lips’ pre-gig stage show is like arriving early to a superbly weird and decadent party. Backstage is peopled with roadies dressed in bright orange dungarees, working away on parts of the ...


J Dilla/Various – Dillanthology: Dilla’s Best – Rapster

30th November 2009

Lauren Martin There are certain artists within every musical genre that unite fans in their mutual love and respect for either their musical output, unique creative philosophy, or sometimes both. Such artists often verge on hero-worship status, and J Dilla is this very figure to the modern hip-hop fan and producer alike. His influence has ...


University struck by series of robberies

30th November 2009

Craig MacLellan A number of Glasgow University buildings have been hit by a spate of thefts this semester, resulting in the loss of equipment worth thousands of pounds. On October 28, the Learning and Teaching Centre, located on Southpark Avenue, had a camcorder worth £20,000 stolen. The Bower Building, located on University Avenue, which is ...