2021 March



Clothing my conundrum of conscience

8th March 2021

Theatre Editor Ananya Vankatesan looks at the troubles surrounding ethical fashion. I don’t know about you but I love dressing up. I love looking at the mirror, admiring my outfit, and telling myself that I look drop-dead gorgeous. In order for me to do that, I need to buy dresses that I like, outfits that ...


Review: Dreams on Fire (GFF)

8th March 2021

A modern, Japanese take on Step Up? Count us in. For both the films I’ve reviewed from GFF, I decided to go in relatively blind, so I could be surprised by whatever the filmmakers had in store. The only prior knowledge I had of Dreams on Fire was that it was a modern, Japanese take ...


Review: Jumbo (GFF)

8th March 2021

An unexpected, original take on the classic tale of an outsider. Jumbo has been selected as one of the Caledonian MacBrayne Audience Award nominees at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, and it’s easy to see why. The story of Noémi Merlant’s Jeanne is a classic tale of an outsider, someone who’s a little “different”, teaching ...


We need to stop the climate crisis

8th March 2021

No country is doing enough. I am sure we have all been enjoying the latest snowfall: sledging in Kelvingrove, building igloos in your back garden, or being able to wear the salopettes you were wanting to whip out on the cancelled ski trip. But as we continue to see global temperatures rise, snow days could ...


Review: Gunda (GFF)

7th March 2021

Gunda brings filmmaking back to its very core: the moving image. Gunda opens with a single shot of postpartum tranquillity. Our heroine lies in a bed of straw as her heavenly babies emerge into the frame. A litter of piglets snort and screech as they fight for their mother’s milk. Gunda, the sow and star ...


I’m literally a communist

7th March 2021

Basilia Weir tells us why she won’t be joining a political party anytime soon. You think you’re dead smart before you get to uni. Right into politics. You’re studying it, after all. You know who Angela Merkel is, you’ve got a vague interest in Scandinavian politics, and Justin Trudeau is your celebrity crush – swot ...


Who wants to be the next Zuckerberg?

7th March 2021

What does it take to make the next big social network? Since Mark Zuckerburg launched Facebook from his college dorm room all those years ago, social media has become a key part of our lives. Different forms of social media have spawned since, including Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok. As social media becomes a more lucrative ...


Review: Limbo (GFF)

7th March 2021

Limbo follows the emotional journey of a Syrian refugee in Scotland, as he both passes the time with his friends and overcomes a crisis of identity. Limbo is a film that will touch your heart on multiple occasions. The second film from Scottish director Ben Sharrock tells the story of asylum seekers and refugees living ...


Hidden Scottish music gems

7th March 2021

The Glasgow Guardian shines a light on our favourite, often (sadly) forgotten Scottish musical talents – all of which deserve centre stage on your Spotify playlists! Scotland has produced some of the biggest names in the music industry both in Britain and on the global stage. Taking a look back over the music scene in Glasgow ...


Review: Drunk Tank Pink by Shame

7th March 2021

On their sophomore album the South London outfit significantly deepen, mature, and ultimately improve their post-punk sound. Never a nation to be outdone in terms of angst, British artists have been at the forefront of post-punk’s recent rejuvenation. Bands like IDLES, HMLTD, Fontaines D.C., and The Murder Capital (to name just a few) have been ...