2015 February



Theatre review: To Kill A Mockingbird

6th February 2015

Kate Snowdon Production Manager I Approached the recent adaptation of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ at Glasgow Theatre Royal with some trepidation, particularly after my recent blow of seeing Macbeth destroyed before me, as Mockingbird is one of my favourite books of all time and I couldn’t stand to have it ruined. Bracing myself as I ...


‘I Don’t Get It’

6th February 2015

Andrew McAllister Culture Editor I consider myself an art fan. Unsurprisingly this involves going to galleries, keeping track of new exhibitions and generally knowing about paintings and such. I could talk until I’m blue in the face about Dadaism, Constructivism and all the other –isms that are eminently important when talking about exhibitions that happened ...


Looking beyond the surface

6th February 2015

Eilis Slater Writer In the past few years, there seems to have been a surge in the amount of prominent figures in the media who are opening up about their own struggles with mental health. The increased discussion about these issues came particularly after the tragic death of Robin Williams, a keystone figure of comedy ...


Relentless: Book Review

6th February 2015

A great deal more than a Holocaust story Nora Kelemen Contributor Fatelessness is powerful, carefully presented concentration camp fiction. Dreadful though the story is, it is a masterly, subtle and constantly surprising novel, told through a narrator with a naive and innocent attitude towards life. First published in 1975, Fatelessness won Imre Kertész the Nobel ...


You need what to get a First?

6th February 2015

Sam Wigglesworth Writer As a fourth year undergraduate student over half way through the academic year, I’ve found myself thinking more seriously about what I’m going to end up with at the end of June upon completion of my degree – aside from a hideous amount of debt and a slightly worse off liver. This ...


Aladair Gray: Spheres of Influence

6th February 2015

Andrew McAllister Culture Editor Man, Glasgow is LOVING Alasdair Gray right now. We’re making films, running exhibitions and generally giving cultural shout outs to our favourite Glasgow OG. It does help that he looks like a particularly friendly grandfather. To celebrate his 80th birthday there are a series of events occurring, known collectively as ‘Alasdair ...


‘Macdubstep lives in disgrace’

6th February 2015

Kate Snowdon Production Manager Some people, perhaps new to Shakespeare, may have some questions upon leaving the theatre after a performance of Macbeth. However, they are unlikely to be ‘Why is Duncan eating Skips?’, ‘Where did those funky beats come from?’ and ‘Why is Macbeth snogging Banquo?’ However, the recent Filter production at the Citizen’s ...


Ghost in the Shell preview

6th February 2015

Tess Milligan Writer Scheduled for 2017, the live action adaption of famed anime Ghost in the Shell is set to come out, with Scarlet Johansson set to play the titular role of Major Motoko Kusanagi. Ghost in the Shell is set in mid-twenty-first century, in the fictional Japanese city Niihama Prefecture, known as New Port ...


Slipknot’s return to Glasgow after 6 year absence

6th February 2015

Kate Snowdon Production Manager I can’t move my neck today. And arguably that’s the way it should be if you manage, against every logical impulse, to find yourself at the front of the 13,000 angry ‘maggots’, or Slipknot fans, that line Glasgow’s Hydro on a Sunday night. And when I say lining, I mean crushing ...


Justin Townes Earle brings country to the city

6th February 2015

Kate Snowdon Production Manager Having been moved from Oran Mor to the O2 ABC due to high demand, Justin Townes Earle and Lindsey Black raised the roof for the third day of the Celtic Connections festival, talking about absent fathers, single mothers and not dealing with break-ups. Lindsey Black, an Edinburgh-based singer, opens for him, ...