2012 June



Get curious with Radiolab

30th June 2012

Sean Anderson If you’ve been keeping up with this mega-feature, you’ve now tried real ale and whisky, travelled across the hilly bits of Scotland, baked, ruined your sleeping pattern, taken up photography, revelled in Pharoah Sanders, and put your bat box on twitter. Done? Kay. Now let’s go back. Aaaall the way back to when ...


Try reading somewhere different

29th June 2012

Amy Westwell Read books this summer! Top three spots for blissful browsin’ The Mitchell library Now that school exams are over (so no more teenagers with crisp packets), a good reading place is the Mitchell Library. It’s big, with a cafe and a feeling of being a civic space, which one can fetishise if so ...


Take up the most rewarding of pastimes: photography

28th June 2012

Tommy Ga-Ken Wan The words “I’m bored” always provoke in me a pang of irritation. I usually resist the temptation to rant a list of possibilities at the speaker or writer: read a book, watch a film, cook a meal, eat it, go for a run, take a train to somewhere you’ve never been before, ...


Have a real pint

27th June 2012

Ellie Munro We all know that Tennent’s is horrible. Don’t try and deny it. We drink it because it’s cheap and, well, everywhere. But there is another world out there. A world of variety, craftsmanship and endless tasting notes. The world of Real Ale. Tomorrow sees the opening of the 2012 Scottish Real Ale Festival. ...


Doon the watter: to the Ayrshire coast with ye!

26th June 2012

Fraser Sutherland The summer is the best opportunity to get out the city and look further afield, you might have seen island life thanks to Michael or Ruaridh, but what about following the River Clyde like millions of Glaswegians before you? As an honest Ayrshire lad I can tell you my home ‘shire has a ...


Go to the Glasgow Jazz Festival (27th June – 1st July 2012)

25th June 2012

Paul Towndrow The Glasgow International Jazz Festival was started in 1987, when Glasgow was bidding to become the European City of Culture for 1990 and has gone on to forge a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant music festivals. This year (it’s 26th) the festival runs from Wed 27th June – Sun 1st July, ...


Do something fun with the Arduino

24th June 2012

Andrew Back What could be better than the simple joy of having a machine do your bidding! But computer programming is hard, right? Well, not if you make use of a tiny little computer called Arduino. A small circuit board around the size of a pack of cards, the Arduino is as flexible as it ...


Enjoy some Czech cinema

23rd June 2012

Sam Beaton You’ve realised that the Glasgow “summer” lasts for about an hour and it’s now pouring down outside. Or you’ve got a dismal summer job while your pals are Inter-railing around Europe. Maybe you’re just disappointed with the soulless, CGI-enhanced crap that gets churned out of Hollywood every few weeks. Whatever your reasons, Central ...


Where next for Azerbaijan?

23rd June 2012

Amy Mackinnon This year’s Eurovision media circus came and went without shedding much light on the enigma of this year’s host nation, Azerbaijan. Media reports spoke of human rights abuses and activists from across Europe called for a boycott, while the show itself was brimming full of images of cosmopolitan skylines and children smiling in ...


Go for a ride on public transport

22nd June 2012

Tommy Gore Bus There’s something about sitting on the top deck of a doubledecker bus that seems to bring out my inner child, harking back to the days when my mum used to take me into town shopping on the bus. I was always disappointed as a child if that bus wasn’t a doubledecker, and ...