2019 March



This is how it feels to be lonely

11th March 2019

  Ruairidh Barlow Writer   Ruairidh Barlow discusses the recent rollercoaster ride at Parkhead Social media was filled with anger on Tuesday as Brendan Rodgers was confirmed in his new post at Leicester. The green half of Glasgow duly showed no restraint. Even with twenty-four hours grace period, there was no sign of the storm ...


Spotlight on: Borderline personality disorder

10th March 2019

  Anonymous Writer   The latest in our series exploring less-discussed mental health issues details the writer’s experience with being treated for BPD Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is amongst the most stigmatized mental illnesses – not merely by society, but by health professionals as well. Treatment resistant, manipulative, attention-seeking, unstable and incapable of...


Review: Netflix’s Sex Education

10th March 2019

    Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor   Netflix’s recent release is a teenage dramedy fit for this generation Sex Education is one of those shows that Netflix promotes for weeks at the top of its home page, while you scroll past, wondering why they keep pushing this drivel on you, until you finally cave. Next ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2019: Killing (Zan)

9th March 2019

    Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV   The beautiful Killing (Zan) met with positive reactions at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and is now featuring at the Glasgow Film Festival 2019 lineup. Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer) has built up a reputation in the niche milieux ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2019: Aquarela

9th March 2019

  Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV   Aquarela is one of those raw cinematic experiences for which words have no choice but to surrender to the power of images. It is a documentary about water, and while this is entirely true, there could be no greater disservice to the film than ...


Scotland’s first coffee cup recycling scheme launched in Glasgow

9th March 2019

  Sam Doak Deputy News Editor   Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced a new scheme aimed at curbing the environmental impact of single-use cups. According to the group, the Glasgow-based scheme, which has been named the Cup Movement, will be the first of its kind in the UK. It will reportedly work towards its goal ...


Increasing homeless deaths linked to street tranquilisers

9th March 2019

Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor   Data from addiction services has shown a 43% rise in the number of people who died of drugs overdoses in Glasgow from January to October in 2018, compared with the same period in 2017. These deaths have been linked to the flood of illegal versions of prescription tranquilisers that have ...


Homelessness statistics show a further rise in children in temporary accommodation

9th March 2019

Isabel Thomas News Editor   The bi-annual statistics from the Scottish Government show that despite a slight drop in homeless applications in Glasgow there has been a rise of families in temporary flats across Scotland Recently released homeless statistics from the Scottish Government revealed that the number of children living in temporary accommodation in Scotland ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2019: Of Fish and Foe

8th March 2019

Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV Editor Of Fish and Foe opens on the natural beauty of Scotland’s coastline, peaceful and undisturbed, like the stuff of tourist brochure. But the mask falls off five minutes in. Of Fish and Foe is not a documentary about nature, it is not even really about ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2019: Eighth Grade

8th March 2019

Axel Koch Music columnist Coming in the second week of the Glasgow Film Festival, Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade forms a neat continuation to Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, which opened the festival. Where Hill made a coming-of-age film about a 13-year-old boy in that name-giving era, this is a coming-of-age film about a 13-year-old girl (Elsie Fisher’s ...